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Firefighters Battle Blaze Close to Vernal

Firefighters Battle Blaze Close to Vernal

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VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- The Mail Draw fire near Vernal has grown to 2600 acres.

Officials say the blaze, started Tuesday, is 20 percent contained.

The fire is being fueled by pinion pine, juniper, sagebrush, mahogany and grass.

So far, it has consumed mostly Bureau of Land Management land, but some state and private lands are also involved.

Officials are reporting steep, rocky terrain and little access to most of the land.

No structures are immediately threatened, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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