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Wildfires burn in Northern Utah over weekend



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SALT LAKE CITY — One of the largest wildfires of the season in Utah has been contained after burning 43,610 acres.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Cami Lee says the Dallas Canyon Fire in the Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area about 10 miles southwest of Delle was contained by Friday evening.

The lightning-caused blaze that began July 27 did not threaten any structures as it burned an unpopulated swath of grass, brush and juniper woodlands.

The fire is expected to be fully controlled by Sunday.

The Pumpkin Fire, also lightning-caused, was at 30 percent containment, officials reported.

The fire, which has burned 176 acres, started Friday in Tie Fork Canyon and threatens power lines and some structures, though no evacuations have been ordered. The Sheep Creek Campground, however, is closed due to fire operations.

A fire at Tanner Park near the mouth of Parley's Canyon burned two acres of grass before firefighters contained it.

A group of onlookers moved up the hill to escape the fire, and one person was treated by medical personnel for exhaustion afterward.

A fourth fire started Saturday in Layton, near Highways 89 and 193 has caused voluntary evacuations. So far, the Ridges Fire has consumed three or four acres.

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