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SPANISH FORK — A fire broke out Sunday afternoon in Diamond Fork Canyon near Spanish Fork.

The fire is about eight miles up the canyon and had reached about 300 acres by Sunday night. It was reported at 1 p.m.

No structures are threatened, but mandatory evacuations are in place for Diamond Fork Canyon and the Balsam Campground in Hobble Creek Canyon.

The evacuations are in place as precautions in case the fire heads toward Hobble Creek Canyon.

Multiple ground crews and one helicopter are on scene. There is no estimate on containment.

Whiskey Springs Fire

Crews that had been battling a blaze near Jordanelle State Park were shifted Sunday afternoon to a new wildfire burning in Daniels Canyon.

The human-caused Whiskey Springs Fire started just before 1 p.m. Sunday in Daniels Canyon. Helicopters that had been on standby for the Fox Bay Fire near Jordanelle State Park are attacking the blaze from the air, and more air support is on its way, said Janet Carson, Wasatch County Fire spokeswoman.

"We have flames shooting 60 feet in the air," Carson said, adding that an air attack may be the only way to fight the fire because of the steep terrain.

"It's in an area that goes straight up the hill," she said, "and it's moving quite rapidly."

Carson said the fire was started by human negligence, and those responsible reported the fire to officials.

Stay with, KSL TV and KSL Newsradio for more information as it is made available.



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