New Fire Burning in Tooele County

New Fire Burning in Tooele County

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(AP/KSL News) -- A new fire in Tooele County was threatening structures Wednesday afternoon, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

The fire was burning about 50 acres near the town of Erda.

BLM fire spokeswoman Erin Darboven said it was not immediately clear what kinds of structures were threatened. She did say the fire was under investigation, and was believed to be human caused.

New Fire Burning in Tooele County

Firefighters tell us that rapid burn is the best indication of what they're up against ... a fire season that took its time getting here, but is too hot to handle now that it's here.

Fire crews continued to fight the Ditto fire in the Skull Valley of southern Tooele county. That fire had grown Wednesday from 9,000 to more than 19,000 acres, and was 70 percent contained by late Wednesday, with full containment expected Thursday.

The cause of the Ditto fire also was under investigation.

(The Associated Press Contributed to This Report)

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