New start wildfire, Cedar Fort Fire, closes part of SR-73 in Utah County

Cedar Fort Fire. Photo courtesy Philip Edward

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 12, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Cedar Fort Fire, first announced as a new start by Utah Fire Info at 4:13 p.m. had reached 35 acres as of 5:09 p.m. Wednesday.

Part if State Route 73 in the Utah County City of Cedar Fort is temporarily closed due to firefighting efforts, Utah Fire Info announced at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday.

“The #CedarFortFire is now estimated at 35 acres,” the 5:09 p.m tweet said. “A dozer, 1 helicopter and 2 SEATS are now on scene and working in coordination with ground resources.

“Fire growth has been primarily wind driven, firefighters are experiencing gusty and shifting winds in the area.”

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.


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