Wildfire Burns 25-acres Near Utah Lake

Wildfire Burns 25-acres Near Utah Lake

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Sam Penrod reportingUtah's wildfire dangers came into sharp focus tonight, in Utah County.

Flames burned about 25-acres near Utah Lake. And fire crews are still at the scene.

This fire started about 6:30 tonight along the shore of Utah Lake. Fire crews have contained most of the fire which so far has burned about 25 acres.

The fire started near a campground at Utah Lake State Park. Flames shot high into the air and smoke was visible throughout Utah County. Fire investigators are unsure right now how the fire started, but believe it was near the shore. The fire prompted authorities to evacuate some campers who were in one of the campgrounds as a precaution.

No structures were burned, and damage is limited to vegetation near the campground.

Fire officials say tonight's blaze illustrates how the fire danger has already reached a dangerous point in Utah.

About 25 fire fighters from Provo's Fire Department and Utah County fire have been involved in fighting the flames tonight, some of them are still mopping up hot spots.

Other nearby campgrounds were not evacuated, although the smoke became very thick and some people temporarily left on their own.

Fire investigators are now looking at possible causes into this fire, but do not believe sparks from a camp fire are responsible.

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