House Burned in Wildfire

House Burned in Wildfire

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A home under construction was lost and a business suffered some damages as a wildfire threatened the communities of Neola and White Rocks in eastern Utah tonight.

Uinta Basin Interagency Fire Center director Cheryl Nelsen says the destroyed house was only partially framed and that most of what burned was piles of lumber.

The 100 residents of White Rocks have been under a one-hour evacuation order for several hours, as the 1,500 acres fire has inched closer to their homes.

Nelsen the fire was reported just after noon today near Neola.

Fire officials have closed state route 121.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

Fire crews were using water trucks, a helicopter and three air tankers to fight the blaze.

Nelsen says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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