WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A new wildfire broke out in southern Utah Sunday evening, and it may be connected to nearby power outages.
The Sand Cove Fire is estimated at 15 acres and is burning northeast of Gunlock.
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Rocky Mountain Power reported that a power outage was affecting 551 residences in the towns of Gunlock, Central, Veyo and Dammeron Valley. By 10:30 p.m., all but about 70 had been restored.
The cause of the outage has been determined as "emergency repair," and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
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