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Fire threatens homes near the University of Utah

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Federal Heights Brush Fire

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Firefighters knocked down a brush fire that threatened homes near the University of Utah Friday morning.

At 1:33 a.m. Salt Lake City Firefighters responded to the Federal Heights area located north of Huntsman Cancer Institute, at 2000 East Circle of Hope Drive, after receiving multiple reports of smoke and flames coming from the area.

Crews had the 3-alarm brush fire knocked down within 35 minutes and under control in about one hour.

None of the homes had to be evacuated.

The cause of the fire, estimated to have burned 20 acres, is still under investigation.

No firefighters were injured.

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