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Progress Made on Three Utah Wildfires

Progress Made on Three Utah Wildfires

Posted - Aug. 3, 2004 at 12:14 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Firefighters are making steady progress containing three wildfires burning throughout the state.

The massive Hawkins Fire, twelve miles southwest of Enterprise in southwestern Utah, has burned more than 35,000 acres. Firefighters have that one 15 percent contained. Nearly 700 people, six helicopters, two single-engine air-tankers and 21 engines are fighting the flames.

The Pine Park Fire a few miles away is burning 4800 acres in an area fire authorities planned to burn. That fire is 90 percent contained and crews are monitoring it from the air.

Both fires were started by lightning Saturday.

In northern Utah, the Red Bull fire, eight miles east of Spanish Fork, is almost out. Yesterday's rain really helped fire fighters. It's now 85-percent contained. Fire officials expect to put it out later tonight.

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