25 homes evacuated as crews fight Utah mountainside fire

Published on July 16, 2017 at 08:23PM

ALPINE, Utah (AP) — Utah officials say 25 homes were evacuated as crews work to control a fire on a mountainside east of Alpine.

The Alpine residents were asked to leave their homes early Sunday. Utah Fire Info’s website says the Saturday brush and grass fire was caused by a group shooting guns in the area.

Officials say the fire has spread to about 300 to 400 acres is 3 percent contained.

As of Sunday, no injuries or damaged structures caused by the fire were reported.

Utah County, Lone Peak and other fire departments in the area are responding.