Evacuation orders lifted in Eagle Mountain wildfire

Aug 7 2012 - 10:43am

EAGLE MOUNTAIN -- People in nearly a hundred houses forced to flee because of a wildfire on the northern edge of Eagle Mountain can return to their homes.

Authorities said Tuesday morning that the evacuation orders were lifted. The fire has burned about 3.6 square miles and is 0 percent contained.

The wildfire about 40 miles of southwest of Salt Lake City was sparked by lightning. It was first reported at Camp Williams on Sunday.

The first evacuations were ordered Monday night. KSL reports that a shelter had been set up at Rockwell Charter High School.

Three training buildings of the Utah Army National Guard have been destroyed and several power poles have been damaged.


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