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Four Utah wildfires fully contained

Published: Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:15 p.m. MDT

A 50-acre fire burning in Ogden Canyon since Saturday was fully contained Wednesday night.

Eddie Moore, Associated Press

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SALT LAKE CITY — A 50-acre fire burning in Ogden Canyon since Saturday was fully contained Wednesday night.

The Indian Fire burned east of 24th Street in Ogden and closed the Bonneville Shoreline and Indian trails and briefly evacuated about 20 homes on Saturday. Officials are investigating the fire, which they believe is human caused.

Crews will continue to patrol the fire for several days to watch for hot spots.

The Sunnyside Fire that erupted Tuesday was reported fully contained at 450 acres Wednesday but was not yet under control, officials said. The cause of the fire, which started just 2 miles north of East Carbon on Tuesday, is unknown. No structures were threatened as the fire moved north, away from the town.

The Lincoln Fire near Deadman Canyon and South Mountain Fire south of Grantsville were 100 percent contained Wednesday. They were last reported at 35 and 25 acres, respectively.

Tunnel Hollow Fire: The fire burning along I-84 in Weber Canyon was evaluated at more than 1,200 acres and was 10 percent contained Wednesday. Started by lightning strikes in Morgan and Summit counties Sunday, the blaze was fueled by hot, dry and windy conditions.

Tubing, rafting and kayaking on the Weber River remained closed between the Croydon and Taggart exits and from Taggart to Morgan on Wednesday out of concern for rock falls.

Simpson Complex Fires: Burning about 11 miles south of Terra, the Sheep Fire was still listed at 1,850 acres Wednesday while the nearby Lion Fire had burned about 950 acres on Simpson Mountain. The road through Lookout Pass and Pony Express Road remained closed Wednesday as crews battled the lightning-caused fire. The fires, discovered Monday, were reported at 15 percent containment Wednesday.

Anaconda Fire: The fire that prompted brief evacuations in Tooele on Monday remained at 1,140 acres and was 70 percent contained Wednesday. The lightning-caused fire started small Sunday but flared up due to heat and wind Monday. Officials expected to reduce crews assigned to the fire starting Thursday.

Plateau Fire: The cause of the Plateau Fire, burning near Salina, remained unknown Wednesday. The blaze was estimated between 40 and 50 acres with no reported containment.

Bear Canyon Fire: The lightning-caused fire had burned about 8 acres east of Carbon. It was 75 percent contained Tuesday. Crews expected to contain the fire by noon Thursday.

Cottonwood Ridge Fire: Burning south of Nine Mile Canyon, the fire had burned about 15 acres Tuesday and was 60 percent contained with officials hoping for full containment by Friday. No structures were threatened.

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