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Fire Crews Continue to Battle Wildfires

Fire Crews Continue to Battle Wildfires



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Several wildfires burned throughout Utah on Sunday, with the largest occurring in Box Elder County after lightning struck.

The fire in Box Elder County started Saturday night southeast of Snowville and had burned about 3,800 acres. One building had been burned while a radio tower was threatened. No homes were in danger because of wildfires on Sunday, said BLM fire information officer Erin Darboven.

Fire crews were also continuing to battle three other fires that started Saturday. A fire in Timpie on the north end of the Stansbury Mountains had burned about 1,780 acres by Sunday. It was started by someone who was target shooting, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

A fire in northern Utah County had burned more than 1,985 acres by Sunday, but no homes were damaged. There was also a fire in Echo Canyon in Summit County that had burned about 80 acres before it was contained. The BLM expects each of the fires to be contained by Monday afternoon, Darboven said.

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