Wildfire outside Springville grows to near 100 acres; believed to be human caused

Crews are battling the Round Peak Fire near Springville in Utah County on Monday night, July 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Pam Bird

SPRINGVILLE, Utah, July 16, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A wildfire that began Monday night near Springville in Utah County has grown to near 100 acres and is believed to be human caused.

A tweet from Utah Fire Info said the Round Peak Fire, located east of Springville, on the Spanish Fork Ranger District, was reported Monday at 10:12 p.m. The fire is burning in grass and brush, the tweet said.

“Estimated to be 70 to 100 acres, 40 firefighters from multiple agencies on scene, burning in grass and brush, structures at least a half mile away,” the tweet said. “Suspected human caused under investigation.”

Fire personnel have ordered three 20 person crews, three engines, one helicopter and two single engine aircraft to arrive on the incident later Tuesday morning.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.


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