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UPDATE: Mammoth Fire in Southern Utah burns 699 acres, 0% contained

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(UPDATE June 7, 9:20 a.m.) -- Fire crews reported the Mammoth Fire increased in size and is now sitting at 699 acres burned. The fire remains at zero percent containment.

(ORIGINAL STORY) -- Dixie National Forest officials reported Sunday fire crews to continue to battle the ongoing Mammoth Fire burning one mile south of Mammoth Creek Village in Southern Utah. 

Approximately 566 acres have burned and fire crews reported zero percent containment.

Mammoth Creek Village was evacuated as a precaution as structures are threatened. Fire managers are asking the public to avoid the area as they fight back the flames.

Initially, officials reported approximately 400 acres had burned. That number has since increased to 566 acres. The fire started on Saturday, June 5.

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Officials said 14 engines, 3 single-engine air tankers, air attack and five crews are on the scene.

Crews said the fire is currently burning through Ponderosa pine and Douglas Fir trees with wind gusts of 35 mph expected through the day.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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