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Southern Utah wildfire fully contained
First Published Jul 06 2013 11:25 am • Last Updated Jul 06 2013 10:25 pm

After nearly five days of fighting, crews Saturday finally contained a southern Utah wildfire that has burned thousands of acres.

Fire crews began mopping up the Black Mountain Fire after they were able to put a complete fire line around the 4,556-acre fire, according to the Utah Interagency Fire Center. The fire had burned in Iron and Beaver counties, several miles southeast of Minersville. The fire did not destroy any buildings.

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The blaze began Tuesday as the result of a lightning strike. By Saturday, nearly 300 firefighters had joined the fight.

Nick Howell, a fire information officer with the Bureau of Land Management, reported that many of those people would now be released, while others would remain to mop up the burn site.


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