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Campground evacuated for fire at Wasatch Mountain State Park

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Jun 10, 2021

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A Wasatch County fire forced the evacuation of a state park campground Thursday.

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The Pine Canyon Fire, which has now been contained, was burning near Wasatch Mountain State Park, leading officials to clear the Oak Hollow Campground before evacuations were lifted about 90 minutes later.

In a Facebook post, Wasatch County Fire reported that quick action of crews made for a "good save." The area involved was abouthalf of an acre.

Devan Chavez with Utah State Parks said the call came in from the campground at 3:30 p.m. No structures or vehicles were damaged, and no injuries were reported.

Workers at the campground saw smoke and called 911. Fire engines and tankers were quickly brought in to contain the fire and Search and rescue crews helped with evacuations.

Fires across Utah have kept firefighters busy, especially in the northeast part of the state where the Bear Fire near Helper and Price has already burned over 5,500 acres.