Crews battle 2 brush fires in Tooele County

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TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Crews are battling two brush fires in Tooele County after lightning strikes Tuesday evening.

Originally, officials reported there were three fires. Teresa Rigby, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Land Management, said the Faust Fire has consumed about 30 acres. About five miles away the Vernon Reservoir Fire has burned 25 acres.

A total of 50 firefighters are battling the blazes. Rigby said planes have dropped water on the flames.

The fires are not threatening any structures.


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