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Tooele Wildfire Burns 10,000 Acres

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Fire officials say a fast-moving Tooele County grass fire has burned more than 10 miles of vegetation since it started this afternoon.

The Quincy Fire has burned so close to Interstate 80 that the Tooele County sheriff's office has closed the highway's Aragonite exit until further notice.

Officials say the cause of the fire, which was reported about 1 p.m., is under investigation. About 10,000 acres have burned.

More than 50 fire personnel from multiple agencies are fighting fire. The Bureau of Land Management is also assisting from the air.

No homes or other structures have been threatened.


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