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Lightning sparks wildfire near Vernal

Aug 11, 2022, 4:41 PM | Updated: 9:47 pm
(Utah Fire Info/Twitter)...
(Utah Fire Info/Twitter)
(Utah Fire Info/Twitter)

UPDATE: The North Blue Fire has burned an estimated 10 acres and is 80% contained, according to state fire officials.

“Firefighters on the ground were aided by aircraft dropping water and retardant,” read a Thursday evening tweet from Utah Fire Info.


UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — Crews are responding to a new lightning-caused wildfire near Vernal.

The North Blue Fire — which is burning on Blue Mountain, about 20 miles east of Vernal — has burned about five acres, according to state fire officials.

Fortunately, no structures are being threatened.

According to a Thursday afternoon tweet from Utah Fire Info, five engines, an air attack plane, and three single-engine air tankers are assigned to fight the blaze.

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Lightning sparks wildfire near Vernal