Update: Deer Creek Fire grows to 85 acres, Highway 189 now open

The Deer Creek Fire in Wasatch County was reported at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, and had grown to 85 acres by Saturday evening, with 5% containment. Photo: Wasatch County Sheriff's Office
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DEER CREEK, Wasatch County, Utah, Sept. 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Deer Creek Fire, which was reported at 3 p.m. Saturday, has grown to 85 acres Saturday night and is 5% contained.

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said late Saturday that 50 firefighters are working on the wildfire, in the area of Highways 189 and 113.

U.S. 189 was closed to traffic earlier in the day, but is now open again, the sheriff’s office said.

Officials believe the blaze was human-caused.

WCSO expressed appreciation for the efforts of Wasatch County Fire District; Wasatch County Public Works; Wasatch County EMS; Utah Forestry, Fire and State Lands; United States Forest Service; Utah Highway Patrol; Utah State Parks; and WCSO deputies.

A helicopter drops water on the Deer Creek Fire in Wasatch County on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Photo: Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office


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