Crews battling a pair of wildfires in Tooele County

Published: Sunday, July 29 2012 11:11 a.m. MDT

TOOELE — Crews are battling a pair of wildfires on Bureau of Land Management land in Tooele County.

The Dallas Canyon fire has burned 5,000 acres in the Cedar Mountain Wilderness since Friday, said BLM spokeswoman Cami Lee. The lightening-caused fire was just 15 percent contained as of 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Lee said sage grouse, wild burro and pronghorn habitat, as well as raptor nesting grounds and grazing lands are threatened by the fire.

At the corner of Tooele, Utah and Juab counties, the Slate Jack fire has burned 300 acres since Saturday and continues to grow. Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Neither fire is threatening any structures, Lee said.

Jared Page

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