Crews fighting 2 new wild fires in Tooele County

Fire crews responded to two new wildfires in Tooele County on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Twitter

TOOELE COUNTY, July 11, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Fire crews have responded to two new wild fires Saturday in Tooele County.

A fire at 5 Mile Pass has been named the Pony Fire. It started at about 4:15 p.m. and was estimated at 5 acres, Utah Fire Info tweeted about 45 minutes after it started.

The Poverty Point Fire, on the south end of the Lakeside Mountains, started at about 2 p.m. and was estimated at 200 acres.

Forward progression has been halted on both fires, the tweets said. The cause of the fires is under investigation.

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


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