Update: South Fork Fire in Provo Canyon now 90 percent contained

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PROVO, Utah, June 19, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The South Fork Fire near Vivian Park in Provo Canyon has burned 75 acres and is 90 percent contained, officials said Tuesday.

“Command is releasing some resources and preparing for tomorrow’s shift,” said a tweet from Utah Fire Info.

The fire started Saturday approximately 5 p.m. and crews achieved 25 percent containment that night. By Sunday, the fire was 65 percent contained.

The fire was sparked by an explosion near a home along South Fork Road in unincorporated Utah County, officials said Saturday.

A handful of homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution, according to a Saturday Facebook post from Utah Fire Info.

Earlier that evening, the occupants of a nearby Girl Scout camp were asked to shelter in place, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office officials. About 200 staff and Girl Scouts were in the camp at the time, a tweet from Girl Scouts of Utah said, and once the roads were reopened, girls, leaders, staff and volunteers were escorted down Provo Canyon by fire officials.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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