Hepplers Fire 100 % contained after burning hundreds of acres near Richfield

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UPDATE: Firefighters walked the fire perimeter and mopped up hotspots that lingered through the night and as of 11:30 a.m., the Hepplers Fire reached 100% containment. 

Firefighters will continue to check the area over the next couple of days and extinguish any hot spots that may arise.  

Total acres burned: 397

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RICHFIELD, Utah (ABC4 News) – Firefighters are battling a new wildfire in Sevier County Thursday.

The Hepplers Fire sparked on September 26 about 5 miles east of Richfield.

Fire officials estimate the fire is burning around 400 acres of mostly Bureau of Land Management land.

Federal and county fire personnel are on the scene fighting the fire from the ground and air.

As of Thursday night, officials reported the fire was 50 percent contained.

Officials have determined the fire was human-caused, but how it exactly started is under investigation.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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