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Iron County wildfire determined as human-caused

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Posted at 12:22 AM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 01:54:28-04

IRON COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire broke out Monday afternoon in Iron County.

Dubbed the "Choke Cherry Fire," Utah wildfire officials said it was 25 percent contained 700 acres as of Tuesday evening.

READ: Utah firefighters respond to human-caused wildfires amid early season dry conditions

Officials also said it was caused by a burn pile that wasn’t "cold to the touch," which resulted in ashes being blown around by the wind.

The fire is located near Hamlin Valley, and officials say the smoke column was visible from Cedar City on Monday.