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DRAPER — A field fire on South Mountain in southeast Draper caused road closures in the area.

The fire began east of Delacroix Drive and south of Traverse Ridge Road. The fire burned two acres and appeared to have started near a transformer box, according to Draper Fire Chief Clint Smith. No suspicious activity was suspected.

A mouse got into a transformer box, causing it to spark and catch the grass on fire, Smith said.

As of Friday afternoon., the fire was under control and was not spreading, according to the Draper City website.

One lane of Traverse Ridge Road was temporarily closed due to firefighting activity. Mike Weir Drive, near the Draper Utah Temple, was closed briefly but had reopened by 3:30 p.m.

Authorities asked people to avoid the area because a helicopter was dropping water on the fire site.

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