Wasatch County officials update status of Deer Creek Fire

This aerial photo, taken Friday, shows the burn scar caused by the Deer Creek Fire, near Charleston, in Wasatch County. Photo: WCSO

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Deer Creek Fire grew little overnight, and is now 75% contained, Wasatch County officials say.

“Fire crews are out working the fire line this morning,” a post from the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office says.

“We walked the line this morning and are updating the acreage to 57 acres. The fire is 75% contained. The crews are working on mopping up the fire line to make sure there is not any heat on the outside edge of the fire.”

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As of Saturday night, the fire was estimated at 50 acres, so the growth was slight.

Officials have said the fire was human caused.

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