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A wild fire started in Elk Ridge City just before midnight on 06/28/12.

On 06/28/12, at approximately 23:25 hours (just before midnight), the Utah Valley Dispatch Center received a phone call reporting that there was a brush fire in Elk Ridge City. The fire began on Loafer Canyon Road and spread very quickly.

Utah County Sheriff's Office deputies and fire personnel from Payson, Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills, Spanish Fork and Salem responded to confront the situation.

One residence was evacuated due to close proximity of the flames to the home and the rest of the city was notified that they might have to evacuate. Fortunately, fire personnel were able to quickly contain the fire and nobody else was required to be evacuated. The evacuees were only displaced for a couple of hours. Elk Ridge fire personnel stayed on scene dealing with hot spots until Dawn before they left.

As a result of the fire, approximatley 3 - 5 acres burned but no structures were damaged and nobody was injured. Utah County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the fire and believe that it may be human caused.

For clarification, please contact Lt. Yvette M. Rice, Public Information Officer for the Utah County Sheriff's Office at: (office) 801-851-4331 (cell) 801-420-3745 (e-mail) yvetter.ucso@state.ut.us