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Goose Point Fire fully contained; BLM lifts prevention order

Goose Point Fire fully contained; BLM lifts prevention order

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WEST MOUNTAIN, Utah County — The Goose Point Fire, which first started burning Aug. 21, was fully contained as of Monday afternoon, officials said.

The fire burned 8,905 acres on West Mountain and previously caused The Bureau of Land Management to issue a prevention order for the area.

That order was rescinded Monday, allowing the public to travel on BLM-managed lands south of Lincoln Beach Road, west of 5600 West, north of Highway 141 and east of the North Lake Road without seeking prior approval from the incident commander.

The public should still use caution when traveling in these areas due to the recent blaze, officials advised; however, other BLM prevention orders still remain in effect, officials noted in a news release.

Those restrictions include a ban on fireworks, exploding targets, ammunition, sky lanterns or similar devices, and off-highway vehicles without spark arrestors. Additionally, the use of steel-core, steel-jacketed or steel-tipped ammunition is prohibited through September 30, the news release added.

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