Grass fire forces evacuations in Summit County

Sep 5 2012 - 5:33pm



WANSHIP -- A grass fire is forcing the evacuation of more than a dozen homes along Interstate 80 in Summit County.


The 65-acre blaze broke out near the town of Wanship around noon Wednesday. Reverse 911 calls alerted residents to the danger.

State officials say the wildfire crept within 100 yards of one structure.

The cause of the fire wasn't certain. Bulldozers had it about 30 percent contained by late Wednesday.

It was dubbed the Old Lincoln 4 Fire. Interstate 80 roughly follows the path of the Lincoln Highway, an early transcontinental auto trail. It's called the Old Lincoln 4 Fire because it was the fourth fire in the same area this year.



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