Crews battle new 100 acre wildfire in Carbon County

Photo Courtesy: Carbon County Sheriff's Office

CARBON COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 2, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews are battling a new wildfire in Carbon County Monday.

“Resources suppressing the #WaterCanyonFire located in Carbon County near East Carbon,” said a tweet from Utah Fire Info. “Estimated at 100 acres.”

A Facebook post from Carbon County Sheriff’s Office said the fire broke out at approximately 9:30 a.m. and crews are responding with air support.

An update from Utah Fire Info at 1 p.m. said: “Update: Estimated at 100-200 acres. The fire is burning in steep terrain and moving to the north and east away from structures. One type 3 helicopter, one hotshot crew and 12 smoke jumpers are assigned.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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