Fire that destroyed eight homes near Park City contained

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire near a mountain resort town is almost fully contained as more than 100 residents return home.

Fire officials lifted an evacuation at 8 a.m. Monday for Rockport Estates and Rockport Ranches in Summit County, about 45 miles east of Salt Lake City.

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant near the Rockport fire in Rockport, Summit County, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.  Fire officials say a wildfire that's already burned at least 14 homes near Park City has been spreading in gusty winds.  (AP PHOTO by Scott Jones)
A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant near the Rockport fire in Rockport, Summit County, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Fire officials say a wildfire that’s already burned at least 14 homes near Park City has been spreading in gusty winds. (AP Photo by Scott Jones)

They had been displaced since Tuesday when lightning ignited the fast-moving blaze that burned seven houses and one yurt in those two subdivisions.

Fire officials say the 3.1-squre mile fire is 90 percent contained.

The state’s biggest blaze, the Patch Springs Fire southwest of Salt Lake City, is 45 percent contained. It is 50 square miles, but hasn’t grown since Saturday.

There are no evacuations. Utah Route 199 has been reopened.

Fire official Denise Cobb says the fire burned eight travel trailers near Willow Springs.

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