Lightning sparks wildfire near Vernal
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.
UPDATE: #NorthBlueFire in Uintah County is estimated at 10 acres; 80% contained. Firefighters on the ground were aided by aircraft dropping water and retardant. #blmgl@COStateFire pic.twitter.com/DhEwnlrHLj
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 12, 2022
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.
NEW START: The #NorthBlueFire is burning on Blue Mtn about 20 mi. E of Vernal. Fire is about 5 acres. No structures threatened. 5 engines, an air attack plane, and 3 single-engine air tankers assigned. Cause: lightning. #blmgl pic.twitter.com/UGfxwlJArE
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 11, 2022
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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