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State, federal and local fire crews were teaming up to battle a brush fire in Morgan County that has grown to about 100 acres since Thursday afternoon.
Dubbed the Mahogany Fire, the blaze started as a weed burning above the Mahogany Canyon that got out of control, according to the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. The fire was about 10 percent contained as of 7 p.m. Thursday, said spokesman Jason Curry.
Hot shot crews from the state and the U.S. Forest Service are battling the fire, which is burning between Morgan and Stoddard, just north of Interstate 84. Volunteer crews from Morgan and Mountain Green also are working to control the fire. A Forest Service helicopter is on scene to transport crews to the site.
Curry said close to 10 homes in Mahogany Canyon are threatened, but the flames have so far been able to stay above the canyon.
"We're pretty optimistic that we should be able to keep it from threatening any further," Curry said.
The American Red Cross arrived to the fire scene just before 5 p.m. to provide water and food to about 35 of the first responders to the fire.