Crews Tuesday closed containment lines around a wildfire near Utah Lake, as well as a blaze in Tooele County.
Fire Information Officer Cami Lee said the West Lake Fire was 100 percent contained Tuesday morning. The fire, thought sparked by target shooters on Saturday on West Mountain, had blackened at least 615 acres of grass and timber. With containment achieved, demobilization of 25 firefighters and equipment assigned to the place began, with a small unit expected to remain to monitor for any flareups.
Also declared contained Tuesday afternoon was the 1,000-acre Butte Fire. That blaze, of undetermined origin, was first spotted late Monday morning near Simpson Springs, about 50 miles southwest of Tooele. The fire was located in an unpopulated, rugged area near Dugway Proving Grounds and burning in sagebrush and grass.