NEW HARMONY, Washington County — A fast-moving wildfire is burning east of town and homes are being evacuated. Highway 144 has been closed until further notice.

The American Red Cross opened an evacuation center at an LDS meetinghouse in Kanarraville, at 80 S. Main. Snacks, water and information will be available for evacuees. If necessary, the reception center will be scaled up to a full-service, overnight shelter.

The fire broke out about 1:50 p.m. west of I-15. It is estimated to have burned over 30 acres of cheatgrass and mixed brush thus far, as well as one unoccupied structure and a vehicle, according to officials.

Local and Bureau of Land Management fire agencies are at the scene. No injuries have been reported.

Wendy Leonard

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