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Crews working to contain fires in Washington, Tooele counties

Published: Sunday, Aug. 12 2012 1:56 p.m. MDT

ENTERPRISE, Washington County — Crews continued to battle a lightning-caused wildfire about five miles southwest of Enterprise on Sunday.

The Little Pine Fire has burned 2,300 acres since just before noon Friday. As of Sunday afternoon, the fire was 5 percent contained, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

A voluntary evacuation has been issued for the Honeycomb Rocks campground and the Enterprise Reservoir area. A dozen structures in those areas are threatened, and closures on state Route 120 are possible, officials said.

In Tooele County, crews were working Sunday to contain a wildfire that has burned more than 22,000 acres near the Faust Pony Express Station historical marker.

The lightning-caused Faust Fire started just before 5 p.m. Aug. 5 about nine miles northwest of Vernon. The fire was 85 percent contained Sunday night, Bureau of Land Management officials said.

Crews are working to keep the fire from threatening the town of Terra on the north end of the blaze. No structures were threatened Sunday, and no evacuations were in place.

Nearly 200 firefighters were battling the blaze Sunday, using three helicopters, eight engines and two bulldozers.

All BLM lands and roads in the vicinity of the fire remain closed.

Jared Page

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