Human-caused Flat Line Fire burns 85 acres in Wasatch County

Flat Line Fire. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Twitter

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, May 22, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A human-caused wildfire has burned approximately 85 acres in Wasatch County.

The Flat Line Fire was just 5% contained as of 9:45 p.m., though fire activity had “slowed” Sunday evening, according to a tweet from Utah Fire Info.

The fire is burning north of Midway and about 1.5 miles west of U.S. 40, according to Utah Fire Info. No structures are threatened.

“Fire personnel will continue to secure the perimeter (and) monitor fire behavior through the night,” the tweet states.

The Flat Line Fire was first reported about 3:30 p.m. By 7:40 p.m., it had spread to 85 acres, according to Utah Fire Info.

The fire has been confirmed as human-caused, though no other information about how it started has been released.

U.S. 40 was temporarily closed while a heavy air tanker dropped retardant on the wildfire, Utah Fire Info tweeted.

In a 6:20 p.m. tweet, fire officials noted that winds had shifted and smoke was impacting travel on the highway.

“Please use extra caution when traveling through the area,” the tweet states.

An earlier post said the fire was burning in grass and oak in steep, inaccessible terrain.


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