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    Additional Firefighters Battle St. George Blaze
    Jun. 28, 2004
    (Salt Lake City-AP) -- More than 500 firefighters from all over the country are battling the Square Complex Fire about 14 miles north of St. George.

    The U-S Bureau of Land Management says the blaze has charred about 16-thousand acres so far and it's threatening several unoccupied cabins.

    Firefighters will get help today from four firefighting helicopters, three single-engine air tankers and about 17 engines.

    Yesterday, strong winds hampered firefighters' efforts. B-L-M officials say today the conditions are more favorable with overcast skies and higher humidity, but that could change by this afternoon.

    They expect it to take at least four more days before the fire is contained.

    The blaze was started Friday by lightning.
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    Weather Keeps Blaze Under Control
    Jun. 28, 2004
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Overcast skies and high humidity kept lightning-sparked wildfires that have burned for days in southern Utah from significantly advancing Monday.

    The fire has blackened about 16,000 acres, but no communities were immediately in danger, said Bureau of Land Management spokesman David Boyd.

    Three helicopters and more than 300 firefighters were battling the Square Complex fire about 14 miles north of St. George, Boyd said.

    Boyd said the fire was 20 percent contained, and officials expected it to be fully contained by July 4.

    That all depends on how the weather cooperates with efforts, he said.

    "It really didn't put up much smoke today, but it still could," Boyd said. "It still has the potential to make more advances."
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    Talking UTah-Yeah Fire Contained

    Friday, July 02, 2004 - 12:00 AM |

    Officials declare Square Fires contained

    The Daily Herald


    ST. GEORGE (AP) -- Fire officials have declared the Square Fires in southern Utah, which have burned nearly 18,000 acres in almost a week, fully contained.

    A pared down force of 278 firefighters worked on the blazes Thursday, aided by an airtanker and four helicopters. Those crews were scheduled to be released to fight other fires in the region.

    The effort cost an estimated $1,566,914.

    The Square Fire Complex was 90 percent contained on Wednesday. It hasn't burned any new ground since Sunday.

    The fires, roughly 25 miles north of St. George, were sparked June 25 by lightning.
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