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Favorable Weather May Cut Fires Short

Favorable Weather May Cut Fires Short



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(St. George-AP) -- Firefighters battling two fires in southern Utah are counting on cooler weather and low humidity to help them contain the blazes that have burned more than four thousand acres.

There have been no injuries and no structures destroyed in the two fires about ten miles north of St. George.

Favorable Weather May Cut Fires Short

Several hundred firefighters, using two air tankers and two helicopters, are hoping to contain the Dammeron Fire by Saturday. Most of the three-thousand-600 acres of brush and juniper burned last night.

A smaller fire that has burned sixty acres, the Brookside Fire, is expected to be contained by tonight. Residents from about two dozen homes who were evacuated last night were allowed back home this morning.

Favorable Weather May Cut Fires Short

A third fire that burned more than 600 acres was contained last night.

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

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