Firefighters contained one wildfire Sunday as two more blazes continued to burn around the state.
The Wagstaff fire, about eight miles east of Tabiona in Duchesne County, burned more than 400 acres of sagebrush and juniper before being fully contained around 8 p.m. Sunday, said Jason Curry of the Utah Division of Forestry.
"After the higher humidity and calm winds last night, things laid down fairly well," Curry said Sunday afternoon.
Lightning is believed to be the cause of the fire.
In Payson Canyon, residents were allowed to return to their homes as crews gained the upper hand on the 700-acre Spring Lake fire.
The blaze, which was sparked by a downed power line Friday, was about 50 percent contained Sunday afternoon, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Loyal Clark.
Roughly 60 homes in Payson Canyon were evacuated, and a Boy Scout camp was closed. With 200 firefighters still on the mountain, the canyon and the camp were reopened at 6 p.m. Sunday, Clark said.
The Little Bald Mountain fire in Tooele County was 15 percent contained Sunday after burning 513 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Eight 20-person crews, three helicopters and 17 engines were battling the blaze, which was caused by lightning Friday afternoon.
Fire officials were also monitoring the Bridal Veil Falls fire Sunday. The fire started July 24 and has been completely contained, but patches of vegetation on the cliffs were burning again Sunday, sending smoke into the air.
A helicopter attempted to drop water on the flames, but had difficulty because of the steep cliffs, Clark said."It's completely contained and completely surrounded by rock, so it's going to have to burn itself out," she said.
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