UPDATE: Magpie Hill fire southeast of Heber City 100% contained

UPDATE (8/10/22 at 8:53 p.m.): The Magpie Hill fire is 100% contained.

UPDATE (8/10/22 at 5:47 p.m.): The Magpie Hill fire is now 50% contained. Fire crews constructed a dozer line around the fire and are working on remaining interior hot spots.

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah – Around 3:20 p.m., a wildfire broke out a few miles southeast of Heber City and near the town of Independence in Wasatch County. The fire is located on the hillside east of Duke Lane in Heber City, less than three miles away from residential homes.

A thunderstorm rolled through the valley shortly before the fire started. The Wasatch fire department has responded to the scene and reported the likely cause of the fire is a lightning strike. Updates will be provided when more information is made public.

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