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, Stace Hall
Dispatch is reporting that the #WinchesterHills fire is 3 acres and is threatening homes.Fire crews are responding to a brush fire off of SR-18 near the north entrance of Winchester HIlls. Stay tuned.

ST. GEORGE — Two homes received minor damage Wednesday from a brush fire near Winchester Hills.

Mike Melton, fire management officer for the Division of Fire, Forestry and State Lands said the fire was started by a trailer tire that became dislodged after a blowout on state Route 18.

"The hot metal from the wheel bearing ignited the grass," he said.

The fire was contained Wednesday evening and burned 52 acres, Melton said.

A portion of 2070 West near state Route18 was shut down as crews fought the flames.

Benjamin Wood