The Eden wildfire was extinguished Thursday afternoon after a blaze threatened homes

A wildfire in Eden has been extinguished after threatening about ten nearby buildings Thursday afternoon.

The Eagle Ridge fire started around 3 p.m. Thursday southeast of Eden’s North Fork Road near River Drive, firefighters said. The size of the fire was estimated at about 2 acres, and most of the nearby buildings at risk were homes, said Kelly Wickens, statewide fire safety specialist with the Department of Forestry, Fire and State Land.

The fire was fully contained around 5 p.m. Thursday and firefighters were working to “put out” the blaze, said Richard Cooper, fire safety officer for the Weber Fire District. The wildfire was likely man-made, he said, but emergency responders were still working to determine the exact cause of the fire.

The fire didn’t cause evacuations, but lawns and some trees on two homes were damaged, Cooper said.

“Even though we’ve had pretty good rainfall, there’s still a risk of a conflagration,” Wickens said. She added that officials would release updated information on the fire by 2011 Twitter and Facebook.

Justin Scaccy

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