Lightning sparks wildfire on Blue Mountain in Uintah County

A wildfire caused by lightning burned about 10 acres on Blue Mountain in Uintah County on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2022. Photo: Utah Fire Info

VERNAL, Utah, Aug. 11, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A wildfire caused by lightning Thursday afternoon has burned about 10 acres on Blue Mountain in Uintah County, state fire officials said.

The North Blue Fire is burning about 20 miles east of Vernal and is 80% contained, according to Utah Fire Info. No structures are threatened.

Firefighters on the ground were aided by aircraft dropping water and retardant,” Utah Fire Info tweeted.

Crews are battling the wildfire with five engines, an air-attack plane and three single-engine tankers, state wildfire officials said.

A wildfire caused by lightning burned about 10 acres on Blue Mountain in Uintah County on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2022. Photo: Utah Fire Info

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