Crews working to contain Utah wildfires

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jun 28, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY – The Wildflower Fire is the latest of several wildfires to erupt in Utah, and that fire is estimated to be up to nearly 500 acres.

The Wildflower Fire began Saturday, and by Sunday afternoon had burned up to 493 acres. Officials said the fire is expected to be contained Sunday by 8 p.m. The fire is on the north end of the Simpson Mountains in Tooele County. No structures are threatened by the fire.

The Antelope Fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management land near Cove Fort in Utah’s west desert. The fire has grown to cover about 5,200 acres. Officials said it was about 30 percent contained. The fire is not threatening any structures.

The Death Canyon Fire is burning on BLM land near Simpson Mountain in Utah’s west desert, and the fire is estimated to cover about 72 acres, which is less than originally estimated. The fire is about 30 percent contained, and officials said it should be fully contained Sunday.

The Gap Fire is burning about 10 miles east of Parowan. The fire is now 100 percent contained, and it covers about 881 acres.

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