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Wasatch County wildfire that shut down highway mostly contained

Crews have made progress on a human-caused wildfire that sparked in Wasatch County on Saturday.
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CHARLESTON, Wasatch County — Crews are winding down the fight on a human-caused wildfire that sparked in Wasatch County on Saturday.

The brush fire near the north end of Deer Creek Reservoir burned 57 acres, according to the Wasatch County Sheriff Office, and had threatened two homes and a business in the area. By late Sunday afternoon, crews had reached 90% containment on the fire, the sheriff’s office said.

“We have released all of the air assists and are downsizing the firefighting staff. Thanks for the great work,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

On Saturday afternoon, sections of U.S. 189 and state Route 113 in Charleston were closed while crews fought the blaze. It reopened late Saturday evening, said Utah Department of Transportation spokesman John Gleason.

Officials have not said what caused the fire.