PROMONTORY POINT -- A wildfire burned a half-acre of Promonotory Point, at the southern end of the Promontory Mountains, on Monday.
Dispatchers got a call at 2:30 p.m. that a likely lightning-caused wildfire was burning halfway up the mountain at its southernmost edge. The smoke was visible from Antelope Island.
About 17 firefighters from Corinne, Thatcher and Penrose contained and put out the fire, with the help of a helicopter from the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center. It took about six hours to put out the fire, which was hard to get to, said Greg Martz, fire warden for Box Elder County.
"It's not that big a fire, but it could have been," Martz said.
Martz will be back at the location today to see if any new blazes flared up, but he doubts any will.