Messix Fire Threatening Structures At Promontory; Size Estimated At 250 Acres

Jul 26, 2020, 11:52 AM | Updated: 4:42 pm

PROMONTORY, Utah – Officials on Sunday reported a new wildfire start in Box Elder County.

Authorities said the Messix Fire is threatening structures in the old town of Promontory. The cause is currently under investigation.

“It is estimated at 200 acres and growing,” according to Utah Fire Info.

The blaze was estimated at 250 acres as of 4:00 p.m.

Officials said the blaze was burning in steep and rugged terrain, and that 5-6 structures were being threatened.

This fire is one of nine active fires currently burning across the state.

Also in Box Elder County, the Dennis Hill Fire has been burning since July 20. It has burned 2,608 acres and is 85% contained. The cause is under investigation.

In Weber County, authorities report the Water Hollow fire is burning. No additional information on this fire was immediately available.

More photos from the Water Hallow fire.

Posted by Weber Fire District on Saturday, July 25, 2020

Two smaller wildfires have been burning in the northeast portion of the state – one in Uintah County and one in Daggett County – for several weeks. Both are 40 acres or less.

In Utah County, the human-caused Soldier Fire has burned 396 acres since July 25. It is now 90% contained.

The Howell Fire has burned 700 acres in Millard County, and it is now 75% contained.

Two fires are currently active in Washington County. The lightning-caused Sandy Fire is at 25 acres and is zero percent contained. The Veyo West Fire has burned 2,809 acres and is 99% contained. The Veyo West Fire was human-caused.

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Messix Fire Threatening Structures At Promontory; Size Estimated At 250 Acres