A brush fire that burned through five acres and threatened a number of nearby structures in LaVerkin has been contained.

Firefighters from three agencies were dispatched to a brush fire reported shortly after 2:20 p.m. near Confluence Park in LaVerkin Tuesday afternoon.

Confluence Park is a 344-acre natural park located within the boundaries of Hurricane and LaVerkin and is part of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

The fire, fueled by tall grass and brush, spread up the steep slope as it advanced toward a number of homes located on a bluff about 500 feet above, spreading away from the homes located just below.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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