Newly discovered Box Elder County fire grows, San Juan County fires hold

  • Source: KSL-TV NBC 5
  • Published: 08/08/2019 11:48 AM

Crews in Juab County have gained containment on a wildfire near Mona as rainfall stalled fire growth, authorities say. The Paint Mine Fire was 75% contained as of Thursday, according to Utah fire officials. It was last reported at 2,665 acres, according to the Bureau of Land Management West Desert District. Crews are working to rehab the interior of the fire area, as well as repairing resource damage, officials said. The fire is currently under the jurisdiction of a federal interagency firefighting team but is expected to transition back to a local team Friday morning, officials said. Several other wildfires continue to burn across Utah. This story will be updated if more wildfire updates become available. Crews in Box Elder County continue to gain ground after 30 lightning-caused wildfires sparked Sunday evening when a powerful thunderstorm moved through the area. Most of those fires were contained as of Thursday, but fire officials discovered two new fires on Wednesday evening.


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