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Evacuations lifted for Water Tower fire in Alpine

Evacuations lifted for Water Tower fire in Alpine. (Photo: Jordan Stevenson)

(KUTV) Evacuations have been lifted for the Water Tower fire in Alpine.

Twenty-five homes were evacuated between Saturday and Sunday after target practice caused the fire, which grew to more than 505 acres, according to the National Forest Service for Uintah, Wasatch and Cache counties.

Authorities said Sunday morning they evacuated homes in the Bald Mountain area as a precaution. Those evacuated could meet with the Red Cross at Alpine City Hall, officials said.

The fire is reportedly in the same place as a fire that started six years ago, Lone Peak Battalion Chief Danny Campbell said.

Fire authorities asked people to avoid the area so they can fight the blaze without having to push people away.

Campbell says there was no word on whether the people who started the fire will face charges.

The Lone Peak Fire Department planned to hold a media briefing at 10:00 a.m. Sunday to provide an update on the fire.

If you have pictures of the fire, send them to us at newsdesk@kutv2.com or on our Facebook page.

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