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Fire crews responded to more than 10 fires in southern Utah, all ignited Friday afternoon by lightning.
Several fires were started in Utah's Color Country near the Paiute Wilderness, two were reported near Veyo and another fire began in the Dixie National Forest in Washington County, fire officials said.
A few of the Paiute fires had already consumed more than 100 acres by Friday night.
Kenton Call, public affairs officer for Color County Interagency Fire Management, said no roads or structures have been identified as being threatened by the flames. Many of the fires are burning in rugged, remote terrain he added, making containment more difficult for ground crews.
Firefighters were still discovering fires late Friday night and the exact number was not immediately known, he said.
Crews are still "sizing up" the worst of the fires, Call said.
Fire crews were using aerial support as the main firefighting method Friday night. Ground crews from across the state were being called in Saturday to help contain the fires.