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MANTI-LA SAL NATIONAL FOREST — Officials are investigating a string of wildfires Sunday morning caused by suspected arson in Sanpete County.
Eleven fires occurred on Manti-La Sal National Forest land along Skyline Drive between South Tent Mountain and Potter’s Canyon between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., the Forest Service said in a statement.
Crews contained all of the fires before expected red flag weather, officials said.
“Four of the fires had minimal potential, meaning they did not spread past the initial starting point. Five of the fires had slightly more potential, but were contained after burning approximately one tenth of an acre. Two of the fires had moderate potential due to spotting and rollout, but were contained after burning approximately one quarter to half an acre,” according to the statement.
Firefighters will continue working on the fires through Monday, officials said, and the public should avoid the area.
The U.S. Forest Service requests anyone with information about the fires to call the agency at 775-355-5337.
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News
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