Crews working to put out blaze near Crandall Canyon Mine

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UPDATE 4/25: Fire crews say as of Tuesday the fire has grown to 110 acres.

HUNTINGTON, Utah (News4Utah)- Fire crews are working to put out a blaze southwest of Crandall Canyon Mine.

Officials say the fire started about a week ago by a warming fire used by people in the area. It was not reported until 2 p.m. Friday. Currently, they say there are no personnel at the mine.

So far, officials said the fire had grown to 110 acres, but it only gained seven acres Tuesday. 

Investigators say it appears the fire was started over a week ago by a warming fire used by people recreating in the area. 

The Forest Service is asking visitors to use caution when building fires. They say fires should be built in a fire ring if possible. Before leaving the fire forest officials say to be sure it is completely out. 

“Dry conditions make these warnings even more urgent this spring when there is so much dry vegetation from last year’s growth and new green vegetation has not yet emerged.”

They are hoping to have the fire fully controlled by the end of the week.

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