Authorities had hoped to lift the order Wednesday evening but the fire which has burned more than 2,000 acres continues to threaten homes.
The lightning caused fire has burned 13 homes and threatened two subdivisions at the Rockport Estates and Bridge Hollow.
"I can confirm that at least 7 of those (burned) are are complete losses," says Mike Eriksson of the state's Forestry, Fire and Safety.
Ericksson managed to see the homes first hand during a tour of the devastated area.
"It's kind of a patchwork in there some no explantikon why it burned others that might have had a chance," says Ericksson.
More than 2,000 acrea have burned as of Wednesday evening. Despite a 25% containment fire officials say the threat is still there.
"There are still 250 plus homes that are being threatened," says Jennifer Hansen with the state Forestry, Fire and Safety.
At least five blackhawk helicopters were called in dropping about 700 gallons of water every six minutes on hotspots.
Many who lived in the area tried getting in.
"I just live on the other side," a woman could be heard talking to a Utah Highway trooper who was manning a roadblock on State Road 32.
But she had no luck.
Fred Montague also lives in the evacuated area. He says his home is safe for now.
"If the prevailing winds come back from the southwest or the southeast then the fire comes back towards where we're standing right now and that would not be good news," says Montague.
And like clockwork the winds started gusting around one in the afternoon.
"Right now we have a flare up potentially threatening some structures above it this is typical of what happens when we have winds," says Dick Buehler with the state Forestry, Fire and Safety.
The winds caused authorities to expand their evacuation area. Members of the media who were staged near the blockade on SR 32 were ordered to move from the area.
"You're in a danger zone," a Summit County deputy advised members of the media.
Buehler says homeowners don't realize the habits of fires. He says dry fuel, low humidity and hot weather is the perfect combination to ignite a smoldering fire.
"That's what keeps us from letting people back in," he says. "If we had let people back in to those houses right there we would be evacuating again right now. We just want to make sure it's safe before we let the public back in."