Fire Burning in Oquirrh Mountains

Fire Burning in Oquirrh Mountains

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Fire officials say lightning may have started a small fire in the Oquirrh Mountains.

Firefighters were trying to assess how big the fire was this afternoon. Salt Lake County Fire Captain Jay Ziolkowski says it is not threatening any structures or people.

Ziolkowski says lightning during an overnight storm may have caused the fire even after the heavy rains that came with the storm.

Ziolkowski says the rain helps, but the conditions are still dry enough that it isn't enough.

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

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