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Update: Fire still burning in Farmington foothills
by JENNIFFER WARDELL
Aug 17, 2013 | 2060 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FARMINGTON - Firefighters are still working to contain the blaze continuing to burn its way across the Farmington foothills. Twenty engine crews from surrounding communities are working on containing the fire, which began Friday night one mile south of Farmington Canyon. The U.S. Forest Service has released a statement saying that firefighters have stopped the fire from progressing north, and are currently focused on stopping it from slowly moving east through the oak brush. A helicopter is on site dropping water, and two single engine tankers are dropping fire retardant. Farmington Canyon is currently closed. The closure extends from 500 South, along the fire break road, along the Farmington Canyon Road east to Skyline, and west down to Steed Canyon. According to a report by the Deseret News, the fire was possibly started by target shooters who were seen in the area. Target shooters caused a fire in the Centerville foothills in 2012, and this summer tighter restrictions were imposed due to dry conditions. In July, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands banned target shooting in several areas statewide, including most areas in Davis County where county land abuts National Forest Service land.
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