PROVO — National Forest officials say a wildfire burning in the foothills between Provo and Springville was human caused.
The Alaska Fire had burned about 450 acres as of 1 p.m. Wednesday in an area east and north of Springville, according to Utah Fire Info, above a section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The fire was burning uphill in an area of grass and brush. It was 10% contained as of early Wednesday afternoon.
Provo police reported that no structures had been damaged and no evacuations were expected. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail was closed in that area to hikers and others as crews fought the fire, according to a spokeswoman for Forest Service.
More than 100 firefighters from several agencies were battling the wildfire, which included seven engines, four hand crews, a helicopter, a large air tanker and a smaller plane. Forest officials were hoping rain forecasted for the afternoon would also help.
The fire was first reported about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday.