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Lawnmower Sparks Grass Fire in Provo

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(KSL News) Firefighters are still on the scene tonight as the brush fire near Provo Canyon rages on.

The fire started just before 5:00 this evening when many people were headed home.

Coleman McVea, who lives in the area, said, "We started with shovels, started fighting the fire. And we had one garden hose, and that little garden hose didn't do very much. But with the 10 of us, we kept that fire from jumping her fence."

So far the fire has burned about 200 to 300 acres, but no homes have been damaged.

A nearby campground and Squaw Peak Road were evacuated as a precaution.

The Forest Service says the blaze started when a man mowing tall grass hit a rock, causing a spark.

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