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Swift-moving grass fire close to contained after igniting 30 acres near Eagle Mountain

Posted at 6:52 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 23:49:49-04

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah -- A grass fire ignited on the hillside near Eagle Mountain Saturday evening and burned nearly 30 acres before becoming mostly contained.

Patrick Costin with the Unified Fire Authority said the fire was in a field east of Lake Mountain Road near Pony Express Parkway.

UFA officials tweeted Saturday the fire was 30 acres large, but the fire spread has "slowed significantly."

Two single-engine air tankers, one medium helicopter and multiple ground crews were fighting the fire.

Officials said in a tweet Saturday that the fire was human-caused: