Seasonal cabins evacuated in fire near Utah reservoir

Monday , July 02, 2018 - 8:12 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire burning in hot and dry conditions in Utah has forced the evacuations of a handful of seasonal cabins near a popular fishing reservoir.

Jason Curry of the Utah Division of Forest, Fire and State Lands said Monday that the fire is about 10 square miles (28 sq. kilometers) near Strawberry Reservoir.

Curry says the blaze was started Sunday afternoon. He says officials believe it was human caused but are investigating.

The fire is threatening about seven to 10 cabins that are used as seasonal homes, but are not primary residences.

He says the fire is expected to grow with hot and dry conditions forecast for Monday.

The fire is burning on lands about 80 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

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