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Rescue group helps animals displaced by Utah fire

Rescue group helps animals displaced by Utah fire



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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Animal lovers worked long and hard to take care of animals displaced by a southern Utah wildfire that destroyed three homes and eight other buildings.

Iron County Area Livestock Rescue Supervisor Julie Meron says 25 horses, three llamas, one goat, 28 dogs and 16 cats were rescued since Saturday.

The Mill Flat fire was about one-third contained Thursday. It scorched nearly 20 square miles around the town of New Harmony in Washington County. The town is close to the Iron County line.

The rescue team had about 30 volunteers and people donated corrals, stalls and a barn for the effort. Meron says businesses also donated water, food and other supplies. Veterinarians and groomers helped out as well.

Meron says efforts to reunite the animals with their owners are going well.

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Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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