Evanston, WY. – The Twin Ridge Fire that spread quickly in Evanston on July 4th is now under control. Firefighters continued to work on hotspots into the evening. The fire sparked at around 3:15 p.m., behind Crane Avenue, and quickly spread into the Twin Ridge and City View area of Evanston. Evacuation orders were issued for the Del Rio and Crest View areas, including City View Dr., Uinta Meadows, and Yellow Creak. The Machine Shop was set up as a evacuation assistance facility.
The fire consumed a total of 73 acres and burned right up to two homes. No injuries or structural damage were reported in relation to the fire, and firefighters were able to save the two homes, despite working in very dangerous conditions and fire activity.
The evacuation orders were later lifted, but a firework ban was put in place by Evanston Police Chief Jon Kirby and Mayor Williams. An emergency fireworks ban was also implemented by the Uinta County Board of Commissioners and the County Fire Warden. The city also chose to cancel it’s annual fireworks show, although a professional show was held in Mountain View.
Fireworks use is the suspected cause the fire, which was spurred on by the combination of warm temperatures and strong winds.
More photos of the Twin Ridge fire are available on our original post.
**The situation in Evanston on Wednesday, required the activation of the Code Red System, in order to get out information county-wide, regarding fireworks ban. If you DID NOT receive the Code Red Alerts and would like to make sure you are signed-up, please visit https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/DE953DCD3F6A**
(Photos: Uinta County Fire and Ambulance | Facebook )