Strawberry fire burns remains at 50% contained with no evacuations in place, fire was lightning-caused


UPDATE 6:00 P.M. THURSDAY: The Strawberry fire remains at 50% containment. Fire crews continue to secure firelines and work to put out hot spots. However, all closures related to the fire have been lifted with the exception of trails located within the burned area. Officials continue to advise the public to stay clear of the area.

UPDATE 5:30 P.M. WEDNESSDAY: The Strawberry fire is now 50% contained. No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire.

UPDATE: 5:00 P.M. The Strawberry fire is now 15% contained and no new fire growth has occurred as of Tuesday, according to fire officials.

Fire officials say about 135 personnel are assigned to the fire as they continue to build and secure the fireline.

UPDATE: 9:00 A.M. Fire officials say the lightning causes Strawberry Fire burning in Kane County has spread an estimated 43 acres as of Tuesday and is 0% contained. There are currently no structures threatened.

UPDATE: 7:00 P.M. Fire officials say crews are making good progress on the strawberry fire. The active fire has burned about 70 acres currently and is 0% contained. There are camp trailers threatened, but no evacuations are in place.

The fire was caused by lightning, according to fire officials.

Areas closed include: Forest Service Road 1745 and the UTV road from Mammoth to Uinta, Bowers Flat. 

DUCK CREEK, Utah (ABC4 News) – Firefighters are on scene of a new wildfire Monday.

The fire is burning Northeast of Duck Creek Village and has Been named the Strawberry Fire, according to fire officials.

The fire is estimated at about 20-30 acres but the cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

Fire officials say the fire is primarily threatening camp trailers due to the current wind direction.

More details will be included as they become available.


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