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A wildfire sparked up Sunday afternoon near Flaming Gorge.

The Memorial Fire, which was reported to encompass about 50 acres, was southwest of Cedar Springs Marina in the Daggett County town of Dutch John. At least one power line was damaged, but no structures were immediately threatened.

"Power is out through most of the area affecting homes in The Pines, The Acres, and Flaming Gorge Resort, with no specific time frame for it to be restored," according to a Daggett County Sheriff's news release. "Bridger Valley Electric and Moon Lake Electric are on scene assessing damage and trying to restore power."

Three campgrounds — Firefighter Memorial, Cedar Springs and Deer Run — were closed as a safety precaution, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Louis Haynes. U.S. Highway 191 has also been reduced to one lane so that firefighters have access in and out of the area, Haynes added.

The flames are eating up grass and ponderosa trees, "a mixed bag" of quick- and slow-burning fuels.

"The hot temperatures dried our fuel pretty fast," Haynes said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation Sunday.

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