PAYSON — A 350-acre wildfire burning west of Payson near Utah Lake likely was ignited by target shooters, officials said.Comment on this story
The West Lake Fire, which started Saturday, was 25 percent contained at 7 p.m. Sunday, said Cami Lee, spokeswoman for Bureau of Land Management. Crews hope to have it completely contained by 8 p.m. Monday.
No structures are threatened, but there are communication repeater towers nearby and an observatory located above the area. Lee said crews were keeping a close watch on the observatory in case the fire moved closer.
The 35-person crew is focusing on an airborne attack, which is proving successful, Lee said.