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Rockport residents go home but other Utah wildfires smolder

State’s largest blaze, Patch Springs Fire in Skull Valley, is 71 percent contained.

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More than 300 firefighters had the Patch Springs blaze 71 percent contained. Fire Information Officer Denise Cobb said crews would begin demobilizing on Tuesday. Full containment was expected by Sunday.

Along the Utah-Idaho border, the 29,827-acre State Fire was nearly out. About 250 firefighters remained on the lines in northern Utah’s Box Elder County and southern Idaho’s Pocatello Valley, having finished Monday with 85 percent containment.

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Some units were being demobilized on Monday, according to Incident Commander Bea Day.

The 2,864-acre Millville Fire in Cache County was 65 percent contained late Monday, with 180 firefighters struggling against occasionally gusty winds and rough terrain to keep the flames away from about 170 summer homes, cabins, outbuildings and other structures.

Evacuations ordered last week for portions of Blacksmith Fork Canyon, along with numerous trail closures, remained in effect Monday. Highway 101 through the canyon remained closed to all non-essential traffic.


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