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Multiple fire departments late Saturday night were battling a Weber County wildfire that began on the foothills of Ben Lomond above North Ogden.
The Weber County Sheriff's Office said the blaze started about 8:40 p.m. near North Lakeview Drive and 3700 North.
As of about 11 p.m. no homes were being evacuated, but officials said the fire was "pretty visible."
Elsewhere in Utah, three other wildfires were burning Saturday:
Wrangler Wildfire • This fire, sparked by lightning Friday afternoon, had burned more than 8,400 acres Saturday in the rugged and remote high-desert terrain of southwestern Utah's Iron County.
Bureau of Land Management spokesman Nick Howell said the blaze quickly spread through tinder-dry pinyon, juniper and sagebrush in an area roughly north of Badger Peak and about 5 miles west of Minersville. The flames burned within 2 miles of the Circle 4 hog farms north of the fire, but crews had turned them back by early Saturday, Howell said.
No injuries had been reported as of Saturday, but the fire forced closure of the 9-mile Knoll Road, a two-lane dirt road leading out of Minersville, as well as all dirt roads on public lands surrounding the fire.
By Saturday evening, the blaze was estimated to be 30 percent contained.
The fire was initially being attacked primarily from the air by a fleet of water- and fire retardant-bearing helicopters and tanker planes. On the ground, about 120 personnel were assigned to fight the flames.
Diamond Valley • Washington County officials said three homes were voluntarily evacuated about 5:30 p.m. so fire retardant could be dropped. They were allowed to return to their homes late Saturday. Officials said the blaze started about 4:35 p.m. on the north side of the Diamond Valley Subdivision, about 7 miles north of St. George. The flames had burned about 100 acres by about 10:30 p.m. Officials said the fire was burning to the north, away from structures and was about 40 percent contained. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.
School Wash • Officials said the fire started Wednesday night about 3 miles west of Alton after a lightning strike. By Saturday night, it was only 10 percent contained. All the public dirt roads surrounding the blaze remained closed. No structures were threatened, though officials warned that smoke may be visible from Highway 89 and in nearby communities.