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U.S. Forest Service working to contain fire in Spanish Fork Canyon

SPANISH FORK — U.S. Forest Service officials are overseeing efforts to fight a brush fire in Spanish Fork Canyon.

Smoke can be seen from the U.S. 6 corridor as fire officials try to confine the Tank Hollow Fire to a stand of heavy timber in the Sheep Creek watershed between Sheep Creek Road and Indian Creek Road. The blaze, started by lightning strikes on Aug. 11, has burned some 3,000 acres.

According to officials, 129 firefighters from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the Utah County Fire Department and Utah Forestry Fire and State Lands are working to protect critical watershed and transmission lines in the area.

People in the area are being asked to watch for fire personnel working on the fire and use caution.

No road closures are in effect at the moment.