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Cascade Fire About 50 Percent Contained

Cascade Fire About 50 Percent Contained

Posted - Sep. 27, 2003 at 5:25 p.m.



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(KSL News) Firefighters now have the fire burning in the Cascade Springs area of the Uinta National Forest about 50 percent contained.

The fire began as a controlled burn earlier this week, and quickly got out of hand. It has destroyed around 8,000 acres of brush and trees so far.

Crews are working on the northwest part of the fire, which is the highest part and where most of the flames are.

"I think things are going really well. We've got plenty of resources. Just taking a little time now, but things are going real well," fire officials say.

An internal review panel from the U.S. Forest Service will start reviewing documents leading up to the prescribed burn and look at what went wrong, after officials are satisfied the fire has been suppressed.

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