Lightning sparks fire in Box Elder County, called Devil’s Playground Fire

Utah Wildfires

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A series of thunderstorms in northeastern Utah on Wednesday evening sparked a new fire in Box Elder County.

Officials are calling the fire the Devil’s Playground Fire, which is burning west of SR-30. Firefighters from Box Elder County, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service responded on scene around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Authorities state the Devil’s Play Ground Fire is burning in two separate areas.

The first fire was contained shortly after arriving but the second fire, one acre in size, should be contained by mid-afternoon Thursday.

ABC4.com will update the story as new information becomes available.

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