Crews gaining on wildfires

Crews gaining on wildfires

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Wildfire crews are gaining ground on the massive Mill Flat Fire in Washington County.

Lightning started the fire July 25 and crews allowed it to burn until it started raging out of control last week. It has burned several homes and buildings in New Harmony.

Fire crews now say the fire is 33 percent contained. It's charred more than 12,500 acres, or nearly 20 square miles.

Property owners forced from their homes by a fire west of Scofield Reservoir will be allowed back into the area Thursday to inspect their properties and see the burned area.

The fire, which started as a prescribed burn in June, forced a few families out of their homes Sunday night when it got out of control.

It's since burned about 250 acres.

Fire crews say the blaze is now 60 percent contained.

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