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Foothill Fire Came Close to Homes

Foothill Fire Came Close to Homes

Posted - Jul. 24, 2003 at 8:08 a.m.



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(KSL News) Firefighters worked to keep a wildfire from spreading to homes last night on Salt Lake's east side. The 15 acres fire at times came within 25 feet of homes.

The blaze started shortly after 7pm last night at the mouth of Parley's Canyon and was quickly spread by high winds in the area.

Some residents voluntarily evacuated for a short time when conditions became too dangerous.

Al Leineke/ Resident: "Cats and dogs, hampsters and kids. I just watered down the house and the trees a little bit."

The fire was brought under control late last night and all residents are now back in their homes.

A cause of the fire is not yet known, although it is believed to have been started by humans.

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