Update 8/8/18 3 p.m.
The National Interagency Fire Center is keeping tabs on seven wildfires in Utah, including the Hilltop Fire in drought-stricken Sanpete County. Officials say the fire is 12 percent contained, and flames have burned nearly 3 square miles so far. Nearly 170 personnel are working the Hill Top Fire. That’s about twice as many as Tuesday.
A fast-burning fire in central Utah has scorched 1.5 square miles and threatened 500 people in communities around Sanpete County.