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.

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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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