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Wildfire erupts in Washington County wilderness
Crews on scene » Cause of three- to five-acre fire unknown.
First Published Jul 10 2013 05:01 pm • Last Updated Jul 10 2013 05:01 pm

Wildland fire crews were readying to battle a blaze that started Wednesday in a remote wilderness area of the Dixie National Forest.

The Color Country Interagency Fire Center said the fire had started sometime around 10 a.m. in the Pine Valley Wilderness. A small hand crew from the U.S. Forest Service assisted by two helicopters and a fixed wing plane began attacking the fire Wednesday.

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By the afternoon, the fire was estimated to be between three and five acres. The cause of the fire was unknown.


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