The Halfway Hill Fire has burned over 6,640 acres southeast of Fillmore since its ignition Friday afternoon, and Utah State officials expect the blaze will grow.

Iran PressAmerica: The Millard County wildfire was first measured at 30+ acres at 3 p.m. on Friday but grew to become the state’s largest wildfire so far this season in less than 24 hours. Erratic wind gusts have limited the use of air resources to fight the blaze and combined with worsening fire conditions, the fire is 0% contained, according to Utah Fire Info.

The fire caused evacuations on Friday for the Virginia Hills subdivision southeast of Fillmore, which remain in place.

About 35 miles away from the Halfway Hill Fire, another wildfire ignited on Friday afternoon east of Oak City. The other Millard County wildfire, Dry Creek, stands at an estimated 1,200 acres and also caused an evacuation of Oak City Canyon, which remains in place.

Both fires were sparked by human causes, but the exact sources of the fires are still under investigation. Utah State will likely see smoke impacts from the two blazes.

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