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Firefighters Battle Nearly 2,000-acre Blaze Close to Vernal

Firefighters Battle Nearly 2,000-acre Blaze Close to Vernal

Posted - Sep. 1, 2004 at 10:31 p.m.



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VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- About 150 firefighters were battling a 1,945-acre blaze on Diamond Mountain Wednesday.

The fire, on Mail Draw northeast of Vernal, consumed mostly Bureau of Land Management land, but some state and private lands were also involved.

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

No structures were immediately threatened, and the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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

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