SPRINGVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Crews are responding to a wildfire started by a campfire near Springville.
At 9:52 p.m. Monday Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said fire crews responded to a wildfire burning near Little Rock Canyon between Provo and Springville, about 3 miles above Bonneville shoreline.
Cannon said the fire was caused by a campfire that got out of control.
The fire was reportedly close to homes in the area but none are being threatened at this time.
County and State Crews are working to extinguish the fire, according to Cannon.
Springville authorities assured the community that they are monitoring the situation closely.
As of Tuesday evening, fire crews said the fire has been mapped at 267 acres and is burning in brush and tall grass.
Fire officials say the fire is now 5 percent contained and crews are being supported by 2 engines, 3 helicopters, and multiple air tankers.
Police say Bartholomew Pond is closed until further notice.
Officials say the Round Peak fire is located on the Pleasant Grove Ranger District, not the Spanish Fork Ranger District.
Firefighters say they will continue to work throughout the day to extinguish the fire.
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail in the Springville area, the Squaw Peak and Camell pass Road between the Rock canyon Campground and Hobble Creek road will be closed as firefighters work to contain the fire.
Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.
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