- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) - Officials say a fast-moving wildfire has been contained after threatening about 30 homes north of Cedar City.

Utah fire management officer Mike Melton says burning debris started the fire Friday afternoon, and it charred 45 acres of dry grass and brush on Bulldog Road about a mile north of the city.

He says there are early indications the fire was human-caused, but an investigation is underway. The blaze was completely contained by Friday night.

Iron County sheriff’s Sgt. Charles Triplett told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1kedKB4 ) that it burned three power poles and caused an outage. He says Rocky Mountain Power was working to replace them.

Melton says winds that whipped the fire reached speeds of 25 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

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