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Wildfire burns 50 acres above Pleasant Grove

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Aug 16, 2020

UTAH COUNTY -- Fire crews responded to a wildfire above Pleasant Grove Sunday afternoon.

The "Battle Creek Fire," located near Battle Creek Canyon and above the "G" on the mountainside, was estimated at 50 acres. Multiple fire engines responded, as well as air tankers, helicopters and smoke jumpers.

Kiwanis Park, located at the base of the Battle Creek Trail in Pleasant Grove*, was closed to the public as it was used for firefighting operations.

Battle Creek Canyon was also closed, and officials asked the public to stay off of these trails:

Suzie Tenhagen with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest said the fire was moving up the mountain and away from homes, so no evacuations were put in place.

Officials also reminded residents to not fly drones or personal aircraft in the area as they interfere with aerial firefighting efforts.

The cause of the fire was under investigation as of the latest update.

*This article previously stated that Kiwanis Park in Provo was closed. It has been corrected to reflect the correct Kiwanis Park.