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Summit County wildfire 100 percent contained

Published September 6, 2012 12:59 pm
Watching the skies • Dry lightning fears spark 'Red Flag' warning.
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Firefighters have completely contained a Summit County brush fire that briefly forced evacuation of about a dozen homes before hand crews and bulldozers halted the flames.

Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer said the Old Lincoln 4 Fire had been 100 percent contained as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday after burning 61 acres in the Blue Sky ranching area, near the town of Wanship.

"It's looking really good. We're just monitoring it now, watching for any flare-ups or hot spots," he said.

The fire was first spotted just after noon on Wednesday. It is believed human-caused; but remained under investigation as to whether the blaze was intentionally or accidentally set.

"We have about 75 firefighters on it today, but at this point we're hoping it's a done deal," Boyer said. "We have dozer lines and two-lane dirt roads around the majority of the fire, and some rock cliffs bordering the remainder."

Looming in the background was a "Red Flag" wildfire danger warning issued by the National Weather Service for much of northern Utah Thursday. The potential for dry lightning was furrowing fire managers' brows in the region, especially in Summit County.

Boyer said 16 structures — a mix of rural homes and out-buildings — and a cell phone tower initially were threatened by the fire, but homeowners were allowed to return late Wednesday when the danger ebbed. No property damage was reported, Boyer said.

remims@sltrib.com

 

 


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