Firefighters Battle Fast-Growing Utah Wildfire

Wildfire grew to nearly 2.7 square miles

 

 

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A wind-fueled wildfire west of Salt Lake City is growing, but it isn’t threatening any homes.

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands spokesman Jason Curry said Wednesday that hot and windy conditions pushed the fire up a mountainside away from a subdivision as the blaze grew to nearly 2.7 square miles (6.9 square kilometers). No homes have been damaged and nobody injured.

He says the cause of the fire that started Tuesday has yet to be determined, but that power lines might have contributed. It is burning about 25 miles west of Salt Lake City.

Curry says about 150 firefighters are fighting the blaze.

Meanwhile, evacuations ordered in a separate fire north of Salt Lake City were lifted Tuesday night. The blaze that burned about 120 acres (48 hectares) near Layton.

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