Crews battle fast-moving Honeyville fire in Box Elder County

Weber Basin Job Corp fire crew implementing burnout operations on the #HoneyvilleFire. Photo: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 13, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A fire that broke out very early Sunday morning in the mountains near Honeyville has now burned 800 acres and is 25 percent contained.

According to a tweet fromĀ Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF, at 7 p.m. Sunday, the fire had burned 580 acres and was 15 percent contained.

Two hours later, the rapidly spreading fire had reached 800 acres and was moving uphill into U.S. Forest Service wilderness.

Officials are reminding everyone to keep drones out of the area, as drones interfere with fire-fighting efforts.

Utah Fire Info is reporting that the fire was human caused, but exactly how it started is still under investigation.

Multiple agencies are on scene, including Box Elder Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service and State Forestry Fire crews.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as information becomes available.


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