Wildfire forces 2,300 from homes south of Salt Lake


AP

Unpredictable winds and high temperatures are challenging crews in their battle against a Utah wildfire that has forced more than 2,300 people to flee their homes.

Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Teresa Rigby says no homes have burned in the region south of Salt Lake City, and fire officials want to see what the fire on tinder-dry grasslands does Saturday afternoon.

Rigby says the evacuation order affects nearly 600 homes.

The fire that officials believe was started Thursday by target shooters is 30 percent contained.