Traverse Fire now 100% contained as firefighters thank community

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Traverse Mountain Fire. (Whitney Benavides-Shaw)

(UPDATE 6/29/20 12:56 p.m.) -- The Traverse Fire is now 100% contained, according to the state's wildfire website.

Utah Fire Info tweeted:

The #TraverseFire is 100% contained and will transition back down to a Type 4 this evening. Firefighters from the incident want to thank the community for their overwhelming support during the fire."

(KUTV) -- A fire broke out on Traverse Mountain causing dozens of residents to evacuate their Draper and Lehi homes late Saturday night.

At least 42 families were asked to evacuate by officials. The fire peaked at about 1,000 acres in size and firefighters reduced it to 450 acres as of 11 a.m. on Sunday. About 200 resources responded to the incident with more on the way, fire officials said.

(UPDATE: Monday, June 29, 6:10 a.m.) -- Evacuation orders for the fire have been lifted, according to officials. The blaze is 26% contained.

Strong winds were forecasted for Sunday and officials are waiting to see how they play out going into the afternoon. As of noon, the winds were favorable for ground and air resources at the fire.

Lehi Fire Chief Jeremy Craft said the 42 houses were evacuated on Autumn Hills Drive, and he hoped residents may be able to return early in the afternoon.

The fire appears to be firework-related, according to the fire chief for the Lehi Fire Department. The suspect is working with law enforcement. Fireworks are prohibited as of right now until July 2. The fire chief urged caution — and knowing the rules — surrounding fireworks, as someone’s actions led to the fire response, damage, and worry for residents.

The fire chief said air support was requested but was not be granted until later this morning. Two Black Hawk helicopters plan to join the fight Sunday morning. Crews will survey the area to map the fire. Firefighters are using a bulldozer to create a barrier around the perimeter of the fire.

A full photo gallery of the fire can be found here.