Two small wildfires in Provo caused a lot of smoke Friday afternoon, but new rain slowed their growth significantly.
The first lightning-sparked fire was burning on about one-tenth of an acre on top of Buckley Peak, south of Y Mountain, according to Forest Service spokeswoman Loyal Clark. Officials learned of the fire about 8 a.m. Clark said it was not growing and did not pose any danger to residents or hikers, though she said early afternoon winds were kicking up a lot of smoke.
The second fire, also caused by lightning, flared about noon just below the "Y" overlooking Provo. The fire never got any bigger than about one-tenth of an acre, Clark said.