Residents Near Cherry Creek Fire Asked to Prepare

Residents Near Cherry Creek Fire Asked to Prepare

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(Springville-AP) -- They're not being asked to evacuate, but residents should be prepared. That's what the US Forest Service officials and Utah Sheriff's office says.

The Cherry Creek fire near Springville is burning about 27-hundred acres and is two miles away from the nearest homes. But high winds expected for this afternoon could change that.

Residents are being asked to clear away debris, trees or limbs close to their homes that could carry fire onto the roofs and decks. They're also being asked to remove other flammable objects like propane tanks on barbecue grills.

The US Forest Service says residents should also have their vehicles loaded up with essentials if they're called on to evacuate.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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