New fire breaks out on Stansbury Island, site of earlier blaze in Tooele County

Stansbury Island. Photo: Utah Geological Survey.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, June 5, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A new brushfire broke out Friday night on Stansbury Island in Tooele County, where a 13,000-acre fire that started almost a week ago was finally 100% contained on Wednesday.

This new fire was estimated at 100 acres at 10:30 p.m. and is as yet unnamed, according to a Utah Fire Info tweet.

The Tabby Canyon Fire, which started last Saturday, May 30, was human-caused and was ignited by an exploding target, Utah Fire Info tweeted the next day.

Strong winds were a challenge for firefighters working to get the Tabby Canyon Fire under control.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information is released.

A new fire started Friday night, June 5, 2020, on Stansbury Island in Tooele County. Map: Utah Wild Fire/Twitter

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