Firefighters battling lightning-caused fire in Box Elder County

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Courtesy: Box Elder County

BOTHWELL, Utah (ABC4 News) – Crews are working to put out a lighting-caused fire near Tremonton.

According to the fire management officer for the Bear River area, the fire started on “range land” Sunday night. The fire, named “Radio Hill”, has burned over 2,306 acres, officials said Tuesday morning.

Tuesday the fire was at 30% contained.

Courtesy: Box Elder County

On Monday fire crews were forced to stop fighting the fire because of a drone spotted in the area.

According to the National Interagency Fire Center website, even a tiny drone can cause a serious or fatal accident if it collides with firefighting aircraft.

Flying a Drone Near a Wildfire is Breaking the Law

Per the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 43 CFR 9212.1(f), it is illegal to resist or interfere with the efforts of firefighter(s) to extinguish a fire. Doing so can result in a significant fine and/or a mandatory court appearance.

Updates to this story will be posted as more information becomes available.

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