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Courtesy Jud Burkett | The Spectrum Smoke from a wildfire burning south of the Virgin River and Riverside Drive near the construction site of the new Mall Drive Bridge rises into the air Sunday, June 1, 2014 in St. George.
Firefighters knock down brush fire east of St. George
First Published Jun 01 2014 04:40 pm • Last Updated Jun 02 2014 02:27 pm

No one was injured in a Sunday afternoon brush fire that burned along the Virgin River in St. George.

It took fire crews two and a half hours to fight the blaze, according to the St. George Spectrum. No structures were threatened by the 50-foot flames, the newspaper reported.

Utah Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, posted a video of the fire to Instagram. The video, posted about 4:22 p.m., shows plumes of black smoke rising from flames that tower over trees.

In his description of the video, Urquhart says the fire was burning in a river bottom.

Officials have not released an official cause of the blaze.


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