Crews battling Utah's remaining wildfires are getting a strong upper hand, thanks in part to some helpful rain.
The lightning-caused Porcupine Ranch fire near Moab was 85 percent contained Monday. The number of wildland firefighters was being downgraded at that fire. The Porcupine fire will now be in the hands of crews from the Manti LaSal National Forest.
The fire has burned a little over 3,400 acres of state and forest service land. At its height, some homes were evacuated as well as campgrounds, trailheads and roads closed. But fire spokesman Jason Curry said all evacuation orders and closures have been lifted.
"The area is pretty much back to normal," he said.
There will still be smoke coming from the area for a week or so as the fire burns itself out, Curry said.
"But for all intents and purposes, the fire is on its last leg," he said.
Meanwhile the Split Top fire at Dinosaur National Monument just outside of Vernal was 80 percent contained. That fire, which was also started by lightning, has scorched about 425 acres.
No injuries have been reported from either fire.