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Crews hope to contain S. Utah wildfire by tonight
Roundabout Wildfire » Human-caused blaze has torched nearly 2,500 acres.
First Published Oct 04 2012 08:53 am • Last Updated Oct 05 2012 09:11 am

Crews expected to soon complete containment lines around a southern Utah blaze that had scorched nearly 2,500 acres of cheat grass, brush, pinyon and juniper trees.

The Roundabout Wildfire, which began Monday in the Horse Valley area 20 miles northwest of Cedar City, was 75 percent contained as of late Thursday afternoon. Fire Information Officer Mike Melton said full containment was expected by late Thursday evening or Friday morning.

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"Things are going pretty well today," Melton said. "If they don’t get it done [contained] tonight, they will tomorrow."

The fire is believed to have been human caused, but investigation into specifics continued, Melton said.

Closures remained in effect for the Kern River Pipeline, Lost Springs and Horse Valley roads, but no injuries or structure losses were reported.

About 90 firefighters, assisted by a fire-retardant laden air tanker and a water-bearing helicopter, were battling the blaze.

Melton said crews have been slowed through this week by the rough, steep and hard-to-access terrain of the Roundabout fire.

remims@sltrib.com




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