Provo Fire Calming Down

Provo Fire Calming Down

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Sandra Yi ReportingFirefighters continue to battle the Little Rock Canyon Fire burning east of Provo. The out of control wildfire came dangerously close to homes last night forcing residents to evacuate. Most were let back into their homes late last night; the rest returned this afternoon.

Paul Olson: "Your imagination is almost worse than anything so we all assumed it would be a lot worse than it was."

Paul Olson breathes easy today. His home is safe after a close call with a wildfire.

Paul Olson: "The fire came within two yards of the corner of our property and about 20 yards of the house."

Gusty winds and thunderstorms made it more difficult for crews to fight the fire last night.

Paul Olson: "They had the fire truck right in front of our house with the boom just going right over the house and the backyard or I'm sure that all of the two houses, our house would have been in flames. It really saved the day."

Today the fire is visibly calmer. It moved uphill and away from homes overnight.

Loyal Clark, Uinta National Forest: "If you look at the mountains that we have around here that fires will usually burn up into the rock face and rock cliffs. A lot of that happened last night."

Air tankers and helicopters continue to spray hot spots. Meanwhile, homeowners remain alert to the fire danger.

Paul Olson: "I guess we're grateful. It's probably safer now than it's been in 20 years but probably want to talk about a few things, maybe to keep the brush down a little more further from the house."

The fire burned 150 acres. The cause is still under investigation.

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