Evergreen Fire Nearly Out

Evergreen Fire Nearly Out

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Jed Boal ReportingFirefighters have nearly contained a fire in the mountains east of Huntsville. The Evergreen fire swept through an area of cabins and trailers, but fire officials say it could have easily grown to thousands of acres.

Right now firefighters are mopping up hot spots, hoping the wind doesn't pick up, and deciding whether property owners can go up and see what happened.

The flames are gone but a 480 scar tells the tale. Sparked by a backhoe, the intense wildfire roared across several ridges. It destroyed about a dozen cabins and trailers, but spared hundreds. A fast attack with crews and air support from the Farmington fire kept this one in check.

Gary and Linda Fox feel especially vulnerable. Last week they evacuated their Fruit Heights home, now they are eager to find out their trailer fared in the Evergreen fire.

Firefighters feel good about the containment right now, but it is still breezy and they're not about to say that it is out yet. One ember could get going again and the fire danger remains extreme.

Firefighters also continue to battle blazes in other parts of the state. A small fire in Provo Canyon today caused a lot of smoke down in the valley. However, it only burned eight to 10 acres before firefighters put it out. Investigators say it was human caused.

In Farmington crews now have the upper hand on the fire, which has burned more than 19-hundred acres since Thursday. It is now 70 percent contained.

And in Southern Utah firefighters continue to battle the Bulldog fire that has so far burned more than 28-thousand acres in the Henry Mountains. Officials say it is only 10 percent contained.

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