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Pleasant View fire contained Saturday; firefighters still battling fires across state

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PLEASANT VIEW, Weber County — An 89-acre brush fire that damaged two homes was fully contained Saturday evening, officials said. Firefighters plan to continue monitoring the fire overnight.

No additional structures were threatened Saturday.

The fire started about 4:50 p.m. Friday in a field near 1100 West and 4300 North in Pleasant View. Twenty-five homes were evacuated.

Two homes were damaged. Fire burned the attic of one home. On another, heat from the fire melted or curled the vinyl porch and siding, said North View District fire Chief Dave Wade, but the interior of the home was not burned. The total damage estimate for both homes was expected to be hundreds of thousands of dollars, he said.

Two sheds were also burned and barn partially burned.

The evacuation order was lifted about 9 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported.

Investigators began working Saturday to determine what started the fire.

In other parts of the state, the 200-acre Lower Ebbs Fire started at Ebbs Canyon near Scipio in Millard County. Two air tankers and a helicopter is working on containment Saturday. Large communication power lines are threatened half a mile to the north. Cause and time of the fire is under investigation.

The Choke Cherry Fire, burning near Ibapah in Tooele County near Choke Cherry Canyon was 51 percent contained Saturday with no structures threatened. The fire has burned approximately 1,500 acres.

The 27-acre Mercer Fire, on the west side of Utah Lake in the Lake Mountains, was expected to be fully contained by Saturday evening. Smoke from the fire covered parts of Eagle Mountain on Saturday morning. No structures were threatened.

The Red Ledge Fire located 2 miles east of Currant Creek, on the Heber-Kamas Ranger District had burned an estimated 290 acres.

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