Firefighting, Wildland Firefighting

Crews Optimistic about Quail Fire

Containment of the Quail Fire is expected in a few days thanks to the 500 fire personnel on the scene and help from the weather, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.

The fire that drove 500 Alpine residents from their homes Tuesday and scorched 2,243 acres was at 65 percent containment and may be turned back over to local crews within a few days, fire authorities said fire officials. Crews, helicopters and other resources are being scaled back and sent to other fires or home. Authorities are optimistic about putting this fire out soon.

Crews hope to improve containment Saturday with the help of helicopter rappelling teams to build fire containment lines at higher elevations.

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