BOX ELDER COUNTY — A wildfire started over the weekend and is burning in Box Elder County.

Officials say the blaze, named the Radio Hill Fire, started sometime Sunday evening and is believed to be caused by lightning, according to a press release from Box Elder County’s public information officer Mitch Zundel.

As of 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Radio Hill Fire had burned around 2,300 acres and is 20% contained. There are no current threats of evacuation or an apparent danger to any nearby community.

The fire is located east of Bothwell and north of Tremonton in Box Elder County.

Local, state and federal resources are being used to combat the fire, and crews are using two helicopters as they fight the fire.

At one point Monday, fire crews had to temporarily stop air operations after a drone was spotted nearby. State officials are investigating the drone spotting. Members of the public are instructed to keep drones away from the fire, as air restrictions are currently in effect.

People are also encouraged to steer clear of the fire-impacted areas as crews continue to work.

Officials noted that the smoke from the Radio Hill Fire will be visible for several days as the fire continues to smolder.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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