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1,300-acre 'Little Pass Fire' in Tooele County 70% contained; Determined as human-caused

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Apr 04, 2021

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Wildland fire crews responded to a blaze in Utah's West Desert Sunday and Monday.

The "Little Pass Fire" started shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon west of the Great Salt Lake in Tooele County. It has been determined as human-caused, but the exact cause has not been stated.

Location of the "Little Pass Fire" in Tooele County

As of Monday morning, the wildfire has burned 1,300 acres and is 70 percent contained. Firefighters are working on the fire's southern flank Monday.

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The fire was burning in mostly dry, grassy areas. There were no reports of structures threatened.