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North Tooele fire estimated at 1,300 acres, now 100% contained

By Jen Riess, | Updated - Apr. 6, 2021 at 3:02 p.m. | Posted - Apr. 4, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.

TOOELE — Fire crews have fully contained a fire in North Tooele near Rowley.

North Tooele fire crews said the Little Pass Fire has reached 1,300 acres and is 100% contained as of Tuesday. It's expected to be fully controlled later Tuesday afternoon, fire officials reported through Utah Fire Info.

Fire crews first reported the fire at 1,500 acres at 5 p.m. Sunday, and later at 4,000 acres. However, fire officials clarified Monday that the blaze had burned closer to 1,300 acres.

Tooele County Fire Warden Dan Walton said no structures were threatened or damaged.

Fire crews focused on the southern end of the fire Monday, Utah Fire Info tweeted. Crews from the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands are working the fire Monday.

Crews from North Tooele, Grantsville and the Bureau of Land Management fought the fire Sunday and worked into the night to contain the blaze.

While officials are unsure how the fire started, they said they're certain it's human-caused. Sunday's calm weather and low wind helped firefighters contain the fire, but officials encourage the public to be aware of the dry conditions and for the potential for fires to start.

"High temperatures and gusty winds have made today a red flag warning day," North Tooele fire tweeted.

Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein,


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