Fire crews battle Utah County wildfire near Goshen

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Late Friday evening, Utah County fire crews and first responders were dispatched to an area southwest of Goshen to respond to a quickly-growing fire.

When officials made it to the scene of the Elberta Fire, an estimated several hundred acres were already involved in the flames and Highway 6 near milepost 147 had been closed to traffic in both directions, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

While fire crews attended to the blaze, winds of over 50 miles per hour rolled into southwest Utah County, causing the fire to spread to up to 2,000 acres as of Saturday morning, according to statements by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.

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