Crews on Tuesday were slowly closing the lines around eastern Utah's Taylor Mountain Road Fire, hoping to soon tame the blaze that has blackened 3,126 acres since it began last weekend.
Kelsey Birchell, Bureau of Land Management fire information officer, said an army of about 250 firefighters — comprised of six hand crews, 25 engines, a helicopter and air tanker — had topped 50 percent containment as of Tuesday morning. By Tuesday night, the containment had reached 75 percent.
The fire, which began on Sunday about 10 miles north of Vernal in grass, brush and trees, destroyed two summer homes and a permanent residence early on. No injuries have been reported, however.