Crews Respond To Lightning-Caused Fire In Millard County
Jul 2, 2021, 7:24 PM | Updated: Jul 13, 2023, 4:05 pm
(Utah Fire Info/Twitter)
KANOSH, Utah — Air and ground resources have responded to a new wildfire in Millard County.
The Monk Springs Fire, located six miles southeast of Kanosh, has burned 170 acres and is 70% contained.
“Crews will continue to strengthen fire line & mop-up hot spots tomorrow,” read a tweet Sunday evening from Utah Fire Info.
70% containment was reached on the #MonkSpringsFire today. Crews will continue to strengthen fire line & mop-up hot spots tomorrow. Forest Road 106 is now open from Kanosh to Clear Creek. Upper Corn Creek Road (FR505) remains closed. Adelaide CG will open tomorrow at 9am #blmji pic.twitter.com/QJ67k1lVRd
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) July 5, 2021
A lot of smoke could be seen late Friday afternoon as the fire was “running and torching in timber with a grass understory,” but officials said the smoke was reduced to minimal visibility by Saturday evening.
Luckily, no structures are being threatened, but state fire officials said due to safety concerns, campers in Adelaide Campground and surrounding dispersed sites were asked to leave when the fire started.
State fire officials said the campground will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday.
Forest Road 106 has reopened from Kanosh to Clear Creek as of 9 p.m. Sunday, but Upper Corn Creek Road (FR505) remains closed.
Officials said the fire was caused by lightning.