Evacuation Lifted In Utah Wildfire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Residents are being allowed to return to their homes in northeastern Utah, thanks to significant progress in taming a wildfire that's been burning since last Friday.

The fire has burned more than 42-thousand acres, or nearly 66 square miles. But it's now more than 50-percent contained.

The fire has killed three people and destroyed 12 homes. A man who returned only to find his house destroyed says it makes him realize the importance of family and friends.

More than 700 firefighters are battling the blaze about 100 miles east of Salt Lake City.

Meanwhile, a new wildfire was sparked Tuesday night in the Salt Lake City mountain suburb of Sandy but no homes are threatened.


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