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Lightning caused Slate Fire burns 498 acres in Summit County

UPDATE: The United States Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the Slate Fire has grown to 498 acres.

Firefighters are continuing to construct containment lines on the north and northwest edge of the fire adjacent to the Slate Creek drainage.

The previous story continues below: 

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Slate Fire, which was caused by lightning on Aug. 23, grew due to high winds Thursday in Summit County.

The fire, which is burning 3.5 miles north of Highway 50 and six miles northeast of Kamas, was burning 422 acres as of Friday afternoon, Summit County Utah said in a tweet.

Officials determined that the fire was caused by lightning.

Crews worked Friday to create containment lines on the north and northwest edge of the fire, which was adjacent to the Slate Creek drainage.