- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

VERNON, Utah (AP) - A fire official says the spread of a lightning-sparked wildfire in Utah’s Tooele (too-WIHL’-uh) County slowed after burning into an area where authorities thinned dense brush a few years ago.

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Loyal Clark tells the Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/1nVgiTu ) the Black Crook Creek fire slowed “significantly” on Sunday, after it was found Saturday afternoon.

Eighty firefighters, a helicopter and four small air tankers were fighting the fire covering 438 acres of grass, sage and pinyon juniper pine about 12 miles southwest of Vernon and 40 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

Clark says a storm passed through the area days earlier.

Officials haven’t said how much of the fire is contained or how long containment will take.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com



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