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Update: Fire that destroyed 11 structures in Moab now contained, authorities say

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Moab homes destroyed. (Photo: KUTV)

UPDATE: A joint agency meeting was held on Monday, June 18 to discuss lifting restrictions on affected residents of the Cinema Court Fire, according to a Moab City Police Facebook post.

(UPDATE 9:20 p.m. Wednesday) — Authorities report the Cinema Court Fire is now 100 percent contained. Evacuations are still in effect in the immediate area. Firefighters will work through the night to put out hot spots. Evacuations are anticipated to be lifted sometime Thursday, according to a tweet from Utah fire authorities.

(KUTV) — Eleven structures, including 8 homes, were destroyed on Tuesday by a quickly-spreading fire in Moab.

Two garages and one shop were among the destroyed buildings.

According to authorities, the fire began at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday. The blaze was reported to the Grand County Sheriff's Office dispatch center.

Initial reports stated that structures were being threatened by the fire, authorities say.

Residents in the path of the fire were quickly evacuated.

"Despite the tremendous efforts of firefighters, early reports indicate that eight homes, two parking canopies and one garage were destroyed by the fire," a news release states.

"Five firefighters and a small number of civilians were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and/or heat," the news release states.

Grand County Sheriff Steve White said Wednesday he believe the fire was human-caused.


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