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Wildfire in southern Utah grows to 10,000 acres

September 6, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a lightning-caused wildfire has burned through about 16 square miles (41 square kilometers) in a remote part of southern Utah.

KSL-TV reports the fire that was first reported to officials Thursday evening is burning in central Iron County and is 5% contained as of Friday.

No structures have been threatened.

Several wildfires are currently burning throughout the state.

A fire burning in Tooele County has reached about 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) and is 80% contained.

In the hills near Layton, a wildfire of about 0.2 square miles (0.5 square kilometers) is 76% contained.

Officials said this fire season has been mild been despite earlier concerns that a long, wet winter would grow more grass to fuel wildfires.

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Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/

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