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1,200-acre Ophir Creek Fire nearly contained


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OPHIR, Tooele County —A human-caused fire burned 1,200 acres Friday, officials said.

Cami Lee, public information officer for the Bureau of Land Management, said the Ophir Creek Fire began around 5 p.m. near mile marker 4 on Highway 73.

Lee said the fire appears to be man-made, but the exact cause was still under investigation.

At one point, winds fanned the blaze toward the Deseret Chemical Depot. But crews were able to contain the spread of the fire from damaging structures.

Lee said the fire was expected to be 100 percent contained by 10 p.m. Friday.

Contributing: Andrew Wittenberg

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