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Dry Conditions are Fueling Fires in Utah

Dry Conditions are Fueling Fires in Utah



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Ashley Hayes ReportingA fire has been threatening homes in Saratoga Springs as it burns on Lake Mountain, but officials say people in the area don't need to evacuate.

The fire has burned about 3000 acres since it started yesterday. The fire is 25 percent contained.

Dry Conditions are Fueling Fires in Utah

Crews battled that fire throughout the night. They've been dealing with dry conditions, high winds and steep terrain. At one point, winds were so erratic crews had to temporarily come down off of Lake Mountain.

Crews are also working a fire in Spanish Fork Canyon, just east of the Spanish Fork Campgrounds on Highway Six. Fire officials say no structures are threatened by the flames that have scorched more than 175 acres.

A viewer, Debi Egles, who lives in nearby Covered Bridge, sent us some pictures.

Courtesy Debi Egles
Courtesy Debi Egles

She said residents are concerned because they have only one way out of the community, and the fire has moved very close.

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