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Utah Officials: Fireworks spark fire, evacuations

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Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents south of Salt Lake City early Sunday before crews managed to turn back the blaze, officials said. Strong winds could still make the fire dangerous on Monday. (June 29)
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Published on June 28, 2020 -  00:22
Evacuations ordered after fireworks spark wildfire in Utah
Residents of Lehi, Utah have been told to evacuate after a wildfire started early on Sunday (June 28). The Traverse Fire was started by someone setting off fireworks and has spread across 150-200 acres of the Traverse Mountain, fire officials have said. Some homes were already evacuated and evacuation orders are expanding, Utah Fire Info has said. Evacuation centres are open to shelter those forced from their homes. The use of fireworks is strictly prohibited during certain public holidays in Utah including the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve.

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Those on board and a person who was in a house were injured, an official said. There was no immediate word on fatalities.
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