Utah Wildfire 100% Contained

Abandoned campfire burned over 300 acres

 

Fire crews head up East Pages Lane as a fire burns on the hill East of Centerville, Utah early 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) — A wildfire in northern Utah that destroyed three homes and damaged eight others is 100% contained as of Sunday evening.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kim Osborn said Monday the fire caused by an abandoned campfire is estimated to have burned about 321 acres (130 hectares).

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

Osborn said authorities are still looking for two people who were last seen camping on an access road in Bountiful who are believed to be responsible for the blaze.

Centerville Police Chief Paul Child said strong winds blowing down from mountains helped spread the rapidly moving blaze into residential neighborhoods.

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