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Structures destroyed in wildfire near Fruitland, Duchesne County

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 23:42:27-04

FRUITLAND, Utah — A wildfire is burning in Duchesne County near Fruitland, south of U.S. Highway 40.

State wildfire officials estimate the "6400 Fire" (formerly dubbed the "Fruitland Church Fire" before being renamed) at 225 acres with 50 percent containment.

One home and two outbuildings have been destroyed, two more homes were damaged. Twenty-four other structures were threatened, but fire officials announced around 6 p.m. that all evacuations were lifted.

U.S.-40 was closed around 2:30 p.m. and reopened around 4 p.m.

The fire has been determined as human-caused. An investigation into the exact cause is ongoing.

The blaze is near the site of the "Dollar Ridge Fire" that burned tens of thousands of acres and caused later flash flooding due to the burn scar.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.