UPDATE: Black Pine Fire in Box Elder County 95% contained

Utah Wildfires

Courtesy: @UtahFireInfo

FRIDAY 7/23/2021 9:23 p.m.

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Black Pine Fire in Box Elder County is now 95% contained. According to Utah Fire Info, a multi-agency wildfire cooperative, the containment will be the last official report on the fire unless there are any significant changes.

FRIDAY 7/23/2021 11:23 a.m.

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A wildfire burning in Box Elder County has not grown, according to wildfire officials.

The Black Pine Fire started Tuesday and was reported to be spreading quickly.

At last report, Utah Fire Info says the Black Pine Fire has reached 563 acres.

As of Friday morning, the fire is now 60% contained, and crews are continuing to monitor and patrol for interior hotspots.

Box Elder Co. wildfire reaches 563 acres

WEDNESDAY 7/21/2021 10:10 p.m.

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Black Pine Fire burning in Box Elder County has been 60% contained, Utah wildfire officials said Wednesday evening.

Wildfire in Box Elder Co. burning less than 600 acres

WEDNESDAY 7/21/2021 11:59 a.m.

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The wildfire burning in Box Elder County has been mapped at less than 600 acres as of Wednesday morning.

The Black Pine Fire, which closed Highway 42 on Tuesday, was originally estimated between 100 and 200 acres.

Utah Fire Info now reports the Black Pine Fire is at 563 acres and 20% contained. Highway 42 has since reopened.

Firefighters are continuing to work to extinguish hot spots and secure the fireline.

ORIGINAL STORY: Wildfire starts in Box Elder County, closes Highway 42

TUESDAY 7/20/2021 2:42 p.m.

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A new wildfire in Northern Utah has closed a highway as of Tuesday afternoon.

Utah Fire Info says the Black Pine Fire is already estimated to have reached between 100 and 200 acres.

“Fire behavior is extreme and running,” Utah Fire Info reports. As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, no structures have been threatened.

Highway 42 is closed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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