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60 Acres Burning on Shivwits Indian Reservation

60 Acres Burning on Shivwits Indian Reservation



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Fire officials say a fire burning on the Shivwits Indian Reservation came within a half-mile of homes in the community.

The Shivwits Two Fire broke out on the reservation about 10 miles northwest of St. George yesterday.

About 40 firefighters battled the blaze along with a heavy air tanker, a chopper and three single-engine air tankers.

The homes that were threatened were out of danger by late last night.

No other homes or structures are being threatened.

Fire officials believe the fire was human-caused, but the cause is still under investigation.

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

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