Stillwater fire 50 percent contained Investigators say gunfire started the blaze


SARATOGA SPRINGS (ABC4 News) The Stillwater fire is now 50 percent contained and there is a fire line around the fire. The approximate size is 100 acres.

Crews responded and fought the blaze while winds pushed the fire to go up the mountain.

According to Saratoga Fire Chief Jess Campbell golfers reported seeing the blaze on Lake Mountain. He said it was reported that people were shooting propane tanks but they could not confirm that information yet. What is confirmed-gunfire started the fire.

There are state investigators on the scene.

Chief Campbell told ABC4 News, “The fire is burning up the mountain and right now structures are not threatened, a power line was threatened but so far so good.”

There are multiple agencies working the fire from Saratoga Springs, Lehi, and UFA, County and State Agencies are also on scene. Air resources a plane and helicopter are dropping both water and retardant on the fire.

Here is an aerial view of the fire at approximately 11:45 am:

Courtesy Utah Fire Info

The fire is burning here:

Utah Fire is reporting that single engine air tankers (SEATS) are dropping fire retardant in the area.

The Fire is under investigation.

These are the first pictures from the fire, taken by ABC4’s Curtis Booker.

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