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UPDATE: Fire officials still working to contain fire near U of U

Brush fire in Salt Lake City near the U. Photo credit: Jay Hancock

SALT LAKE CITY– The Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD) is still working to put out the fire that is burning above Popperton Park near the University of Utah.

As of Tuesday, the Connecticut Fire is 15% contained and has covered 32 acres. According to Utah Fire Info, the start of the fire was human-caused and is under investigation. 


Two mandatory evacuations have been lifted but 12 homes remain on a precautionary pre-evacuation notice.




Info from earlier:

Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD) is responding to a fire near the University of Utah and Red Butte Gardens. 

Responders report a large grass fire right above Popperton Park. Airdrops are in progress. Authorities have also requested Wildland assistance at this time.

The fire is estimated at 10 acres and two homes have been evacuated.




Footage of the fire provided by Nick Denunzio






Location of the Connecticut Fire. Credit: Utah Fire Info


This is a developing story and will be updated.