Fire crews respond to ‘escaped agricultural burn’ near Springville

Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 20:13:59-04

PROVO, Utah — The Utah County Fire Department is responding Wednesday evening to a blaze that began as a controlled agricultural burn earlier in the day.

Smoke was visible in parts of Utah County including Provo Wednesday as the controlled blaze burned, but just after 6 p.m. officials stated the fire had escaped.

Fire officials say the blaze is not threatening any structures at this point.

The fire is near the shore of Utah Lake and is estimated to be burning on 150 acres. Fire officials say the fire is in marshy terrain and access via water is proving difficult.

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