Fire investigators suspect lightning caused Abbott Fire

Wildfires 2020

Photo courtesy: Mike Lefler, Duchesne County Fire & Emergency Management

Update 7/15: Officials report the Abbott Fire is 80% contained Wednesday and holding at 52 acres.

Update 7/14: The Abbott Fire has burned 52 acres. The cause of the fire is still unknown although crews suspect it was caused by lightning. Tuesday evening, the fire was 60 percent contained.

Federal, state and local crews are assigned with air support. The fire is burning on a ridge top about 1.5 miles west of US-191 and about 2.5 miles south of Buck Knoll.

Courtesy: Utah Fire Info

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – According to officials with Utah Fire Info crews and resources are responding to a new wildfire in Duchesne County Monday.

Officials are calling the fire the Abbott Fire located neat Indian Canyon. The fire is currently 3-5 acres and growing.

There are no current threats. The cause of this fire in under investigation.

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