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Structures threatened by wildfire east of Orem

Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 11:18:05-04

OREM, Utah — A new wildfire being called the Dry Canyon Fire was reported early Wednesday morning just northeast of Orem.

Dry Canyon Fire burns northeast of Orem on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

Officials said the fire was about five acres at 7:28 a.m. and some structures were being threatened near the Dry Canyon Trailhead.

Firefighters work to contain the Dry Canyon Fire northeast of Orem on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

Orem firefighters had been working for hours to contain the flames from spreading. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Officials asked the public to avoid the area and not fly drones.