Personnel monitor Jocks Canyon fire in Utah County

The Jocks Canyon fire in Utah County was reported Sept. 16 and is being monitored by fire personnel. Photo: U.S. Forest Service Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 18, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Fire personnel are monitoring the Jocks Canyon fire in the Spanish Fork Ranger District.

The fire was reported Friday and was caused by lightning, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service. It is estimated at 10 acres.

The fire is located south of Diamond Fork Canyon and 2 1/2 miles southeast of Dry Canyon campground in Utah County. Smoke is visible from surrounding areas.

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The forest service is asking that people not report the fire and not extinguish it.

The area is not closed to recreation, the release states, but forest users should be cautious and avoid the fire area.

The fire is being managed to allow it to play its natural role, improving forest health and reducing hazardous fuels without posing undue risk to people or property.

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