Evacuation Orders Lifted for Hundreds of Homes in Utah

Wildfire remained at 10% containment Saturday

 

A fire burns on the hill East of Centerville early on the morning of Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Three homes were destroyed and anther eight were impacted with fire damage. An additional 400 homes have been evacuated in the Centerville area. (Colter Peterson/The Deseret News via AP)

 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Utah are lifting evacuation orders for residents of hundreds of homes in a Salt Lake City suburb after a wildfire burned three homes and damaged eight others.

Officials on Saturday announced the lifting of evacuation orders effective 11 a.m. for 240 homes in Bountiful. Evacuation orders for 160 homes in adjacent Centerville were lifted earlier.

The fire burned 0.7 sq. mile (148 hectares) and remained at 10 percent containment Saturday.

Officials said a campfire started the fire and that strong winds blew it down from mountains into residential neighborhoods.

No injuries were reported.

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