WF-20170717-59063-USA – Forest / Wild Fire – USA – North-America

Twenty-five homes were evacuated as a precaution about 3 a.m. Sunday as crews continued to battle a fire on the mountainside east of Alpine, officials said. Later Sunday afternoon, however, fire officials lifted those evacuations, allowing about 120 displaced people to return to their homes. Crews continued battling the blaze, which grew from about 50 acres when it started Saturday to about 400 acres Sunday. As of Sunday night, the fire was 25 percent contained, fire officials reported. "Our No. 1 priority right now is public safety," said Shayne Ward, spokesman for the Utah Division of ...

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