Cascade Fire Almost Fully Contained

Cascade Fire Almost Fully Contained

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The fire burning in the Cascade Springs area of the Uinta Mountains is 95 percent contained.

Firefighters expect to have it fully contained by tonight and U-S Forest officials say they're starting to scale back the crews.

The fire's burned seven-thousand-790 acres since last Tuesday when a prescribed burn got out of control.

The cost of fighting the fire is already up to one-point-six million dollars.

Meanwhile, another prescribed burn is planned for tomorrow for Boulder Mountain.

About two-dozen firefighters will be on hand for that, but forest officials will have to make sure the wind and humidity are at acceptable levels before they start it.

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

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