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FIRE NEAR BEAVER MOUNTAIN FINALLY BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL

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Firefighters brought a wildfire near the Beaver Mountain Ski Area under control Tuesday, their efforts aided by cooler temperatures and calm winds.

The 617-acre blaze was contained Monday and declared under control at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Crews remained at the fire site to mop up hot spots located with the help of infrared cameras.Firefighters from Wyoming, Arizona and Colorado were brought in to supplement the Utah crews. Many of the firefighters can anticipate some time off after the Beaver Mountain fire, but at least two groups have already been reassigned to new fire duty, said Judy Dunnam of the Interagency Fire Center.

The lightning-caused fire at one point last week raged within 300 feet of the Beaver Mountain ski lodge and within 50 feet of the ski patrol building, but all structures were spared from the flames.