People are being allowed to return to their homes after a wildfire that started Saturday night in Pleasant Grove led to some evacuations.

The fire was sparked about 9 p.m. near the “G” on the mountain between Grove Creek Canyon and Battle Creek Canyon, according to fire officials. Residents living between 200 South and Grove Creek Drive and east of 1350 East were told to evacuate, as well as those in Battle Creek Canyon.

Thirty-four homes remained evacuated as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Four hours later, though, the residents of those homes were allowed to return.

The Battle Creek Falls trail was also evacuated, and authorities are asking people to stay away from Grove Creek Canyon. All roads east of 1300 East between 200 South and Grove Creek Drive are open only to local traffic.

Firefighters are still working to suppress the blaze, mostly with aerial attacks. The fire is estimated to have burned 200 acres and is 0% contained, FOX 13 reported.

State fire officials are calling this blaze the Battle Creek 2 Fire. Another blaze — the Battle Creek Fire — burned 50 acres in that same area in August.


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