New ‘Powerline Fire’ in Juab County threatens natural gas power plant, high-voltage lines

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JUAB COUNTY, Utah, June 29, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A new wildfire, called the Powerline Fire, broke out Monday afternoon near Mona and is growing rapidly.

The fire was reported just before 2:30 p.m. and was estimated at 50 to 100 acres. Four hours later, it had grown to an estimated 1,000 acres, Utah Fire Info tweeted.

The Powerline Fire is threatening a natural gas power plant, high-voltage lines and a large commercial tomato greenhouse.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.


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