Wildfire in Box Elder county threatening old Promontory now called Messix Fire

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UPDATE 7-28: The Messix Fire is now 100 percent contained.

UPDATE 7-26: The Messix Fire is now estimated to be burning 988 acres and is 15 percent contained.

PROMONTORY UTAH (ABC4 News) – UPDATE 4 pm 7-25: Estimated now at 250 acres, burning in steep and rugged terrain. 5-6 structures are still threatened. Dozers are close to completing a control line between the fire and those structures which will greatly reduce the threat

The new wildfire in Box Elder County is now called the Messix Fire, It is estimated at 200 acres and growing.

There is no confinement. There are ranch homes that are threatened and livestock on the hillsides

Utah Fire info is reporting the fire is threatening structures in the old town of Promontory.

The cause is under investigation

Resources are responding

Promontory, Utah is a historical site for the driving of the Golden Spike and the meeting of east meets west with the connection of the transcontinental railroad.

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