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Crews make progress on Farmington Spine Fire

FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Farmington Spine Wildfire is estimated to have burned 75 acres and while it is not threatening homes, it's attracting a lot of onlookers.
FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Farmington Spine Wildfire is estimated to have burned 75 acres and while it is not threatening homes, it's attracting a lot of onlookers.

As of Saturday afternoon there was no word on containment, but Kim Osborn said firefighters made good progress overnight. Burnout operations kept flames from burning downhill toward neighborhoods.

Extra crews were called in to help fight flames from above.

“We have two single engine air tankers that have been dropping retardant up along the fire there to help slow it down,” Osborn said. “We also have a helicopter making bucket drops.”

Osborn said all access into Farmington Canyon is closed as crews work to put the fire out.

The weather and winds are a concern, but as of early Saturday evening the fire looked much better than it did when it sparked up Friday night.

Officials said the fire was human caused, but wouldn't explain the incident. Five people were questioned in relation to the cause of the fire, but no arrests have been made.

Residents in the area believe the fire was caused by a target shooter. Resident Neal Bernson said he heard gunshots Friday evening before the fire broke out.

“We heard about 10 or 12 shots up there,” Bernson said. “Our first reaction was, “I sure hope that doesn’t cause a fire’.”

Stay tuned to ABC 4 Utah for the latest developments on the fire.

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