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Neck Fire 100% contained after burning nearly 20,000 acres in southern Utah

Neck Fire 100% contained after burning nearly 20,000 acres in southern Utah
Posted at 8:30 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 10:30:13-04

IRON COUNTY– The Neck Fire in southern Utah has been contained after burning nearly 20,000 acres.

An update posted Thursday indicated 100% containment was achieved, including 70 miles of containment line around the fire footprint.

The fire has burned an estimated 19,151 acres.

A fire suppression repair group is now working to install water run-off controls, fix fences and mitigate other damage from the fire fighting efforts.

The fire broke out last week and is believed to have been started by lightning.