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Lightning Sparks Fires on Antelope Island

Lightning Sparks Fires on Antelope Island



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ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK, Utah (AP) -- Lightning caused two fires on Antelope Island, but they were quickly brought to heel by firefighters.

Park manager Ron Taylor says a small fire Tuesday night was spotted by a mainland resident, who reported it to Davis County dispatch.

Syracuse, Clinton and state wildland firefighters put out the blaze which was near Mushroom Springs, west of the Fielding Garr Ranch, on the east side of the island.

Taylor then decided to check the west side of the island, and saw a fire burning through cheat grass. Fire crews battled the 300-acre blaze until about 3:30 a.m. yesterday.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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