IRON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A new fire has sparked in Iron County, west of Cedar City, June 27.
According to Utah Wildfire, the Antelope fire is currently burning through 178 acres, and is 0% contained.
Officials detail the fire was human-caused, it was sparked by a carbon particle from a vehicle exhaust.
“Great reminder of how incredibly dry it is in UT right now, the tiniest spark can start a wildfire under our critically dry conditions,” Utah Wildfire shares.
According to the team, ground and air resources are suppressing the #AntelopeFire, and smoke is visible from Cedar City. There are no structures threatened and Antelope Springs Rd is closed.
ABC4 will update as the story develops.