Firefighters battling 3 blazes in eastern Utah

Jun 17 2013 - 11:50am

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(FILE) --- A fire fighter sets spot training fires during Utah Wildfire Academy near Rush Valley west of Tooele 5/16/03. (FILE PHOTO BY ROBERT JOHNSON/ THE STANDARD EXAMINER)
(FILE) --- A fire fighter sets spot training fires during Utah Wildfire Academy near Rush Valley west of Tooele 5/16/03. (FILE PHOTO BY ROBERT JOHNSON/ THE STANDARD EXAMINER)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah firefighters are continuing to battle three lightning-caused wildfires that broke out last week in the eastern part of the state.

The biggest blaze, the Lackey Fan Fire, has burned 1.4 square miles in the Manti-La Sal National Forest since it broke out June 13. The fire, which is about located three miles northwest of the small community of La Sal, was 30 percent contained Monday.

Two other fires are burning in the Manti-La Sal forest.

The Dark Canyon Fire, about 45 miles east of Monticello, has 215 acres and is 5 percent contained.

The Rock Creek Fire, which is burning in steep terrain about 15 miles east of East Carbon, has charred 235 acres.

Fire spokeswoman Marian Swinney says no structures are threatened by any of the fires.

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