UPDATE: Crews make progress against Sand Cove Fire

Utah Wildfires
TUESDAY 7/13/2021 6:54 a.m.

GUNLOCK, Utah (ABC4) – Crews are making progress in containing the wildfire burning in Washington County.

The naturally-caused Sand Cove Fire broke out Sunday night near Gunlock. It caused numerous people to lose power, which was not restored until late Monday morning.

As of Tuesday morning, the Color Country Interagency Fire Center reports crews have been able to start containing the fire.

Authorities say the Sand Cove Fire has burned 21 acres.

ORIGINAL STORY: Wildfire causing power outages in southern Utah

MONDAY 7/12/2021 7:02 a.m.

GUNLOCK, Utah (ABC4) – Dozens of people are without power Monday morning as crews battle a nearby wildfire.

Sunday night, the Color County Fire Center responded to a wildfire near Gunlock in Washington County.

Dubbed the Sand Cove fire, the blaze has burned about 15 acres. No structures are threatened at this time, and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

As of 6:45 a.m. Monday, Rocky Mountain Power is reporting about 80 customers are without power in the area east of Gunlock. The Sand Cove fire has been blamed as the cause of the outages, which were first reported shortly after 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Power is expected to be restored before 11 a.m. Monday, according to Rocky Mountain Power.

Washington County Fire Warden Adam Heyder tells St. George News that, as of 12:30 a.m. Monday, most of the Sand Cove fire has been knocked down.

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