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Road reopens in wildfire area

SHARE Road reopens in wildfire area

ESCALANTE, Garfield County — A road has reopened and forest specialists have started restoring the ecosystem in the wake of the season's first wildfire near here.

Forest managers are working to help stabilize and prevent further damage to natural and cultural resources in the area after the Corn Creek Fire charred 2,269 acres, Dixie National Forest officials said.

Forest Highway 17, also known as Main Canyon Road, was reopened Monday, but Corn Creek Road remained closed.

A car fire sparked the blaze about 11 miles west of Escalante on June 15. The fire was contained June 20.