Wind whips up wildfire near Richfield

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Eleven wildfires continue to burn throughout the state. Most are under control and firefighters are simply keeping a close eye on them.

However, a wildfire burning in Richfield has forced highway 50 between Scipio and Salina to close.

Thunderstorms and winds blowing nearly 50 miles per hour pushed the Saw Mill Canyon Fire closer to the road Saturday afternoon. It's also whipping up a lot of smoke.

The community of Scipio is not threatened.

At the Deaf Smith Canyon fire between the Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, crews Saturday dumped water on the blaze from a helicopter.

Lightning sparked the fire seven days ago. It's burned three acres and is 85 percent contained.

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