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Crews Getting Control of Wildfires Across the State

Crews Getting Control of Wildfires Across the State

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(KSL News) Light winds are helping firefighters control several wildfires across the state.

Officials expected to have the state's largest fire ever fully contained by Tuesday. The Milford Flat fire has burned nearly 570 square miles. It's now 85 percent contained.

Meantime, the Neola North fire is close to containment. It's blackened nearly 70 square miles and destroyed dozens of homes.

Crews Getting Control of Wildfires Across the State

The Mathis fire, which concerns fire officials because it threatened coal mines and gas lines, is now fully contained. Quick work by firefighters kept the blaze to just under 1,800 acres.

And two smaller fires burning in the southwest part of the state are expected to be fully contained tonight. Fire managers are keeping an eye on the Black Rock Gulch fire to ensure there are no flare ups. The Greenville Bench fire near Beaver is about 80 percent contained.

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