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Cedar Fort Fire threatens nearby structures in Utah County

Aug 12, 2020, 4:21 PM | Updated: 5:14 pm

UPDATE: 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Cedar Front Fire that sparked Wednesday afternoon is now at 35 acres — a growth of 30 acres within an hour. Fire authorities report a dozer, one helicopter and two single engine air tankers are on-scene. 

There are also local resources working to contain the flames from the ground. 

Authorities say they believe the fire growth is being mainly fueled by strong winds, as firefighters report “gusty and shifting winds in the area.”

 

Earlier today: 

A new fire has sparked near Utah County Wednesday afternoon near the Cedar Fort area, threatening nearby structures. 

The fire has burned about five acres so far, with authorities reporting it’s growing. 

 

Local resources are on-scene, with a dozer and two single engine air tankers called to the site. 

Highway 73 is temporarily closed as part of the suppression efforts, with Utah Wildfire asking drivers to avoid the area. 

The cause is not yet known. 

This story is developing and will be updated. 

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