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Officials determine Pole Creek fire as ‘lightning caused,’ continue to monitor it

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Posted at 9:52 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 23:53:09-04

SPANISH FORK, Utah — Officials determined that lightning caused the Pole Creek fire, which is currently burning around .50 acres.

The area surrounding the fire, south of Summitt trail in Juab County, is not closed to recreation but taking caution and avoiding the fire area is advised.

Firefighters are doing their best to contain the fire while still allowing it enhance natural wildlife.

“Firefighters are using confine and contain suppression techniques to minimize risk to firefighters while allowing the fire to reduce heavy fuel loading and enhance wildlife habitat. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire,” a press release made by the U.S. Forest Service said.