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Crews Respond To New Fire In Box Elder County

(Trevor Pollock/Utah Fire Info/Twitter)

SNOWVILLE, Utah — A new wildfire has started in Box Elder County.

The Black Pine Fire, located near the Utah/Idaho border, has burned 230 acres and is 20% as of 8:47 p.m. Tuesday, according to Fire Marshal Corey Barton with Box Elder County Fire.

Barton said the blaze started just before noon and is burning in a very rural area near mile marker 3 on Utah State Route 42, west of Snowville.

“Fire behavior is extreme and running,” read a tweet from Utah Fire Info.

Kayli Yardley, prevention specialist with the Utah Division of Forestry Fire & State Lands, said several air resources have responded.

Officials said no structures are being threatened, but SR-42 has been closed.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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