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April 11, 2021
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North Tooele fire ‘spreading slowly’ but up to 4,000 acres

TOOELE — Fire crews are working to contain a fire in North Tooele near Rowley Sunday.

North Tooele fire crews said the Little Pass Fire has reached 4,000 acres but is “spreading slowly.” Fire crews first reported the fire at 1,500 acres at 5 p.m.

The fire is 70% contained, mostly on the north end. Tooele County Fire Warden Daan Walton said no structures are threatened or damaged.

The fire is moving uphill, burning grasses in sparse vegetation, but crews are making good progress, according to Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Hannah Lenkowski.

Crews from North Tooele, Grantsville and the Bureau of Land Management are fighting the fire and will be working into the night to contain the blaze.

While officials are unsure how the fire started, they said they’re certain it’s human-caused. Sunday’s calm weather and low wind helped firefighters contain the fire, but officials encourage the public to be aware of the dry conditions and for the potential for fires to start.

“High temperatures and gusty winds have made today a red flag warning day,” North Tooele fire tweeted.

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