UPDATE: North Blue Fire to be 100% contained by the end of the day.
VERNAL, Utah — Officials said the North Blue Fire was 80% contained as of Thursday night. It is estimated to be 10 acres.
Utah Fire Info said that the fire was caused by lightning.
The North Blue Fire is burning on Blue Mountain, which is 20 miles east of Vernal.
NEW START: The #NorthBlueFire is burning on Blue Mtn about 20 mi. E of Vernal. Fire is about 5 acres. No structures threatened. 5 engines, an air attack plane, and 3 single-engine air tankers assigned. Cause: lightning. #blmgl pic.twitter.com/UGfxwlJArE
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 11, 2022
Utah Fire Info says there are no structures being threatened as of about 4:30 PM Thursday. It also says 5 engines, an air attack plane, and 3 single-engine air tankers have been assigned to combat the blaze.
On Friday Aug. 12 the North Blue fire has been mapped at six acres.
After being assisted by aircraft dropping water and retardant, firefighters expect full containment after shift today as the mountain received a heft amount of rain last night.
This article will be updated as more information is available.
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