Mandatory evacuations no longer in effect due to wildfire burning above Olympus Cove on SLC’s East bench

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UPDATE: The Crestwood fire is now 90% contained and no longer threatens homes according to fire officials.

The Unified Fire Authority says they expect to have the fire fully contained by 8 p.m. Sunday night. They added that hiking in or near Crestwood Gully is not permitted until further notice.

Investigators say the fire was due to arching power lines.


UPDATE: AS of 9:30 p.m., the fire is mapped at 10 acres. Roughly, 45 firefighters will stay overnight to monitor it.

EAST MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC4 News) – Firefighters are battling a fire on the East bench in Salt Lake County.

Mandatory evacuations of Millcreek Canyon are no longer in effect due to the fire. The fire started just after 6 p.m. Saturday and is burning above homes near 3500 South and Crestwood Drive, according to fire officials.

Fire officials say the evacuations were precautionary at this time.

The fire which has been dubbed the Crestwood fire has burned about 10 acres and multiple agencies and aircraft are on scene to help extinguish the fire.

Firefighters work all night to fight Crestwood Fire above Millcreek; Fire now 10% contained

Firefighters from the Unified Fire Authority were on scene and working to get to the fire that is burning above homes in the area. Helicopters that were able to drop water on the fire were ordered.

No word on a cause of the fire yet.

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