Duchesne County’s Abbott Fire grows to 56 acres

Abbott Fire. Photo: Utah Fire Info/Mike Lefler, Duchesne County Fire & Emergency Management

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah, July 14, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Abbott Fire, burning about 10 miles southwest of Duchesne, stands at an estimated 56 acres Tuesday morning.

The latest information, released at 9:47 a.m., says that federal and local crews are assigned to the site, and have air support. No estimate on percentage of containment is available.

Crews believe it was sparked by a lighting strike, according to Utah Fire Info. A Monday night tweet indicated structures were threatened.


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