Lightning-Sparked Fires Burn North of St. George

Lightning-Sparked Fires Burn North of St. George

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Several wildfires sparked by lightning continued to burn Saturday.

Lightning sparked about 30 fires and consumed about 120 acres in remote areas Friday, said Wayne Hunt of the Color Country Interagency Fire Center in Cedar City. By Saturday only five or six fires remained, but they were expected to continue burning for several days, depending on the weather, Hunt said.

"It's burning pretty good," he said.

About 50 more acres had burned Saturday. The biggest of the remaining fires was about 25 miles northwest of St. George. No people or structures were in danger of the fires, Hunt said.

"They're pretty remote," Hunt said.

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

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