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South Fork fire 50% contained

Sep 20, 2022, 7:15 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY — Fire managers said the South Fork Fire burning in Provo Canyon south of Vivian Park was 50% contained Tuesday.

It has burned about 23 acres of brush and grass since it was first reported Monday, but lightning was suspected of starting the fire a few days earlier.
Chief Dave Marcella of the North Fork Fire District said, “We have units from North Fork fire, the state of Utah, and the Forest Service all involved.”
There are no roads near the fire area so helicopters and a plane have been dropping water and fire retardant on the blaze.
Marcella said more resources are responding so full containment can be achieved by Wednesday.

 

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