Cedar Fort Fire 50% contained, officials say was human-caused

Utah Wildfires

UPDATE: 10:00 P.M According to Utah Fire info, the Cedar Fort fire is estimated at 209 acres and is 50% contained.

Forward progression has been stopped and Hwy 73 has re-opened. Investigators determined that the fire was human-caused. 

UTAH COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Firefighters are battling a new wildfire in Utah County Wednesday.

State fire officials reported the new fire started at 4 p.m. and is now estimated at 35 acres and growing.

Fire officials say the Cedar Fort Fire is threatening structures and the fire growth has been primarily wind-driven. Firefighters are reportedly experiencing gusty and shifting winds in the area.

Highway 73 is temporarily closed to support fire suppression efforts. The closure is near the fire area in Cedar Fort.

Fire officials ask the public to avoid the area and drive with caution near Cedar Fort to allow for firefighters to safely respond and work in the area.

Local resources are on the scene, and additional interagency resources are responding to contain the fire.

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