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Evacuation lifted for wildfire in northern Utah community where homes burned last year

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SALT LAKE CITY — Evacuation orders in Summit County have been lifted for about 200 homes that were threatened by a brush fire.

Summit County sheriff's Capt. Justin Martinez said at a news conference Friday evening that almost 200 homes were evacuated in the Rockport Estates subdivision outside the resort town of Park City.

PHOTO: In this July 24, 2014 photo, a plane drops a load of retardant as a wildfire burns in the mountains above Levan, Utah. Authorities say the blaze flared late Thursday afternoon on the south side of the Juab County community. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Steve Griffin)
In this July 24, 2014 photo, a plane drops a load of retardant as a wildfire burns in the mountains above Levan, Utah. Authorities say the blaze flared late Thursday afternoon on the south side of the Juab County community. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Steve Griffin)

North Summit Fire District spokesman Tyler Rowser says the fire had charred about 120 acres and started in a yurt-type structure Friday afternoon. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the evacuation was lifted at 9:45 p.m.

Officials do not know what sparked the fire.

Rowser says crews are using bulldozers to build a line around the fire.

The community is the same area where a wildfire burned seven houses and one yurt last August.

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PHOTO: In this July 24, 2014 photo, a plane drops a load of retardant as a wildfire burns in the mountains above Levan, Utah. Authorities say the blaze flared late Thursday afternoon on the south side of the Juab County community. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Steve Griffin)
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