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Officials say 900 acres burned by Rough Haul Fire

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Jun 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-07 23:47:17-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Fire crews are responding to a fire in Tooele County. The fire is reportedly impacting about 4,000 acres, but officials said Saturday night that about 900 acres have been burned.

According to fire officials in Utah, the Rough Haul Fire is burning on the Dugway Proving Grounds.

Officials had initially stated the fire was burning on 4,000 acres, but they tweeted at 9:44 p.m.: “Reduction in acres on the #RoughHaulFire. Although about 4,000 acres impacted, actual burned acres estimated at about 900″.

Jason Curry of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said the fire began around 3 p.m. and that it is not threatening any structures. He said there are no evacuations associated with the fire. According to a press release from Dugway Proving Grounds, firefighters regrouped at 7:15 p.m. to revise their firefighting plan. The release stated containment had been lost.

Two single engine air tankers and three crews of 30 firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Alta and Lone Peak Hotshots were also dispatched.

Utah Fire Info tweeted at about 8:33 p.m.: “Unexploded Ordnance limiting access on the [Rough Haul Fire] two helicopters ordered.”

Officials stated in the press release that gusting winds were frustrating firefighters battling the blaze.

FOX 13 News will have more details as they become available.