Update: Mountain Home Fire in Weber County now estimated at 78 acres, 50% contained

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Laura Withers

WEBER COUNTY, Utah, July 14, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Mountain Home Fire that started Tuesday in Weber County is now estimated at 78 acres.

The fire, against the mountain, was estimated at 10 acres when first reported, according to Utah Fire Info, which said the fire is “Highly visible from town.”

“No structures threatened currently, cause unknown,” Utah Fire Info said in a 12:36 p.m. Tuesday tweet.

A tweet at about 10 p.m. said the fire was mapped at 78 acres — up from 30 — and was 50% contained.

“An additional crew has arrived and a second crew is still in route,” the tweet said. “Residents may see pockets of fire overnight, but there will be several engine crews working through out the night.”

Helicopters and a single-engine air tanker along with state, county and forest resources responded to the scene.

“For public and firefighter safety please do not use the Coldwater trailhead and trail while fire resources are in the area suppressing the #Mountainhomefire located in Weber County just east of the Coldwater trailhead,” another tweet said.

Resources on the fire are from Weber Fire District, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Forestry Fire and State Lands, North View Fire Department and Forest Service.


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