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Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires

Wildfire » The Rockport Fire, ignited Friday, is now fully contained.

First Published Jul 27 2014 03:01 pm • Last Updated Jul 27 2014 11:10 pm

Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state.

Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon. The fire had spread toward a nearby landfill, growing to about 120 acres.

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Elsewhere, the 1,400-acre Tunnel Hollow Fire was almost fully contained Sunday, at 95 percent. Lightning had ignited it about 5 miles east of Morgan, along the Weber River corridor and Interstate 84. Fire officials expected full containment by Monday.

Firefighters also gained on the 188-acre Plateau Fire, smoldering 5 miles east of Salina. The fire was 60 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon.

The Spring Canyon Fire, which fireworks started on Saturday, reached 140 acres as it moved up the canyon near Springville. Crews contained 15 percent of the fire by Sunday morning.

Further south, the human-caused Levan Fire grew to 4,336 acres on Sunday, as it continued burning south of the Juab County town of the same name. The firefighters had the flames 15 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the lightning-sparked Black Fire in south Tooele County had spread to 670 acres by Saturday evening with 80 percent containment.

The 1,140-acre lightning-sparked Anaconda Fire, northeast of Tooele, and the 4,150-acre Simpson Complex Fire near Vernon are both 95 percent contained. The former has been turned over to local firefighters, and crews expected the latter — which comprises both the Sheep Fire and the Lion Peak Fire — would be completely contained this weekend.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

Twitter: @mikeypanda


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