- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

DUTCH JOHN, Utah (AP) - A 50-acre wildlife near Flaming Gorge Reservoir in northeast Utah has prompted the closure of three campgrounds, but officials say no homes were immediately threatened.

U.S. Forest Service spokesman Louis Haynes says the Firefighters Memorial, Cedar Springs and Deer Run campgrounds were closed as a safety precaution, and U.S. Highway 191 was reduced to one lane to allow firefighters access to the area.

Haynes says the Memorial Fire was reported about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and was burning grass and timber about three miles southwest of the tiny Dagget County town of Dutch John, which is located about 10 miles south of the Wyoming line.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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