Wildfire Near St. George 75% Contained

Wildfire Near St. George 75% Contained

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(KSL News) A massive wildfire burning in southern Utah is almost contained this morning.

The Red Fire is burning 25 miles outside of St. George. It's 75 percent contained.

More than one hundred firefighters battled the blaze yesterday.

Wildfire Near St. George 75% Contained

Authorities say even though Utah had very wet spring, the risk of a very active fire season is still high.

Dave Dalrymple/State Fire Management Coordinator: "The grass is drying out and when it does, we're going to have a lot of tinder to deal with."

The Red Fire burned more than 83-hundred acres. Firefighters hope to contain the blaze today with help of a road.

David Boyd/Bureau of Land Management: "If it jumps the road and keeps burning, we're looking at a new fire again."

Lightning started 10 fires on Utah Hill yesterday. The largest blackened 500 acres. No structures were threatened.

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