MIDWAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – UPDATE: The Saddle Fire was 100% contained on May 22.
Fire crews continue to battle a fire north of Midway. The fire started Tuesday, May 12.
As of Friday evening, officials report the Saddle Fire is 683 acres and 85% contained. Officials say a juvenile suspect was taken custody regarding the Saddle Fire and three other fire started in the past week.
Resources from Wasatch County Fire, Wasatch County Public Works, Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands, Heber City Police and the County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Saddle Fire with additional resources being ordered from Lone Peak.
In total there is about 150 personnel assigned to the fire with aircraft and two additional crews supporting the suppression efforts.
Several homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution, but on Wednesday all mandatory evacuations have been lifted and residents were allowed to return home. The Dutch Hollow Trail System along with The Phosphate and The Face trails remain closed until further notice.
The public is asked to stay away from the fire area so first responders can operate safely. They added that good progress has been made on the fire but officials will continue to monitor the area.
The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands has cited one individual for flying a drone over the fire. Officials say unauthorized drone overflights pose serious risks to firefighter and public safety and the effectiveness of wildland firefighting operations.Officials say the fire was human-caused and remains under investigation.
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