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Fire near Rockport State Park 100 percent contained

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-05 17:39:31-04

PEOA, Utah — A six acre brush fire forced officials to close S.R. 32 near the south end of Rockport Reservoir Friday afternoon, but officials later said the fire is 100 percent contained.

Fire officials said the fire began when someone experienced vehicle troubles.

“A gentleman was driving his truck, going to camp there at Rockport Reservoir and had a mechanical problem,” wildland firefighter Stephen Rutter said. “Vehicle started on fire, and a little bit of a breeze, and it ran straight up the hill in these dry fuel conditions.”

Fire officials said personnel were able to respond quickly and that no homes were endangered.