Controlled Burn Sparks Wildfire

Controlled Burn Sparks Wildfire

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HOOPER, Utah (AP) -- A controlled burn spins out of control and sparks the first substantial wildfire of the season.

The burn in the area of 5800 South and west of 7500 West got out of control yesterday.

Weber County Sheriff's Lieutenant Merv Taylor said the blaze had burned a couple of hundred acres of land in a march area.

Police and firefighters were having a difficult time reaching the fire because of the marshy ground and no access road to the blaze.

Taylor said the fire was expected to burn an estimated one-thousand acres of land before it could be fully extinguished.

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

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