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Ogden wildfire 100% contained

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Posted at 12:15 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 22:39:44-04

OGDEN, Utah — Fire crews have fully contained a wildfire that started Saturday night and was threatening homes in Ogden.

The "9th Street Fire" is now 100 percent contained at 35 acres, state wildfire officials announced just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

The blaze began just east of 9th Street, and fire crews were able to gain some control overnight and Sunday morning after winds died down.

At one point, it was threatening 72 homes but never became serious enough to evacuate people from their homes.

The cause of the fire has been determined as human-caused, and authorities are still investigating.

FOX 13 received witness reports of the fire blowing up power transformers; Officials later stated that a Rocky Mountain Power substation has sustained damage but did not specify to what degree.