lightning-caused S. Utah wildfire spreads

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:28 PM


SALT LAKE CITY -- A wildfire in southern Utah has spread to 800 acres and is threatening at least one cabin.

Utah fire officials say the lightning-caused fire started Tuesday evening near Minersville, a town of less than 1,000 people about 185 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

The Spectrum of St. George reports that officials expect the "Black Mountain Fire" to spread Wednesday - another hot, dry day in Utah.

No injuries have been reported and no evacuations ordered.

The fire is one of at least six wildfires ablaze across Utah.

Firefighters expect to have a small human-caused wildfire in northern Utah contained by Wednesday night. Kathy Jo Pollock, spokeswoman for Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, says the "Lindon Spire Fire" is less than two acres near Perry Canyon.

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