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Neola Fire More than 80 Percent Contained

Neola Fire More than 80 Percent Contained



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Good progress continues on the Neola North fire in northeastern Utah.

Fire officials say it's now 83 percent contained and there are plans to scale back the number of people on the fire.

The fire has burned in an area more than 68 square miles since it began on June 29.

There has been minimal growth on the fire in the last few days and only a small portion of the northwest corner is uncontained.

About 100 firefighters will remain on the fire. Three people died in the fire while they were trying to move irrigation sprinklers to protect a field.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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