TOQUERVILLE, Utah, June 5, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Firefighters are responding to a mountainside near Toquerville in Washington County where a wildfire has burned roughly 17 acres.
The Toquerville Falls Fire started about 12:20 p.m. Sunday, according to the Color Country Interagency Fire Center. No structures are threatened by the human-caused fire, officials said.
Smoke from the wildfire can be seen on a Utah Department of Transportation traffic camera on Interstate 15 near State Route 17, but the fire is burning on the other side of the ridge.
“There is a wildland fire in Toquerville,” the New Harmony Fire Association stated Sunday on its Facebook page. “If you are smelling smoke in our district, that may be the source.”
Airplanes able to drop fire retardant are responding to the area, according to first-responder radio reports.
Gephardt Daily will have additional information as details are released.