UPDATE: Jacob City Fire caused by human

JULY 10, 2022 / 3:51 P.M.

UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – As of Sunday, Utah Fire Info (UFI) reports that the Jacob City Fire is less active, though it is picking up as the temperature outside rises.

In a Jacob City Fire update posted on Twitter, UFI responded to a user’s comment confirming that the fire was prompted by humans, stating the cause as “a generator explosion.”

Courtesy of Utah Fire Info

At this time, UFI reports that the Salt Lake, Utah, and Tooele areas will continue to see smoke and ash, but residents in the areas are no longer in danger.

Residents of Ophir and Stockton east of Copper Street are advised to stay alert.

UPDATE: Jacob City Fire estimated at 4,000 acres

JULY 10, 2022 / 10:40 A.M.

STOCKTON, Utah (ABC4) – The Jacob City Fire is currently estimated at 4,000 acres and 0% containment, fire officials say.

Utah Fire Info states that more resources have been ordered to assist existing crews.

Weather is expected to be more favorable for fire behavior on Sunday, according to Utah Fire Info.

UPDATE: Jacob City Fire now covers over 2,000 acres

JULY 9, 2022 / 6:45 P.M.

STOCKTON, Utah (ABC4) – The Jacob City Fire is currently covering roughly 2,100 acres of land, as noted by Utah Fire Info (UFI).

UFI reports that evacuations are currently taking place for campers in the Middle Canyon area. This fire is burning just four miles from the Salt Lake County line.

The Stockton Utah Police Department (SUPD) has asked residents to refrain from using the town’s water system as the fire may have contaminated the water supply.

At this time, no orders of evacuation have been issued in Stockton.

UPDATE: Jacob City Fire grows 96 acres in 2 hours

JULY 9, 2022 / 5:57 P.M.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Jacob City Fire has grown 96 acres in just six hours.

At this time Utah Fire Info (UFI) reports that the blaze is covering 100 acres, running up both sides of Soldier Canyon.

Multiple ground and air resources are on scene working to manage the flames.

UFI advises residents to avoid the area.

ORIGINAL STORY: Jacob City Fire growing rapidly in Tooele County

JULY 9, 2022 / 3:40 P,M.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A new fire that started in Tooele County on Saturday is currently growing rapidly.

Utah Fire Info (UFI) has reported that the Jacob City Fire is covering four acres east of Stockton.

At this time, several structures are threatened, and multiple engines and air recourses are en route to the scene.

Erratic winds are causing the fire to grow at a fast rate.