Elaine Taylor

5:30 News Co-host / Reporter

After graduating with a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Utah, Elaine developed a love of radio while working long hours in remote parts of Utah as an archaeological field technician. She eventually started interning for the radio show Science Questions and fell completely in love with the medium. Elaine is currently taking classes at Utah State University in preparation for medical school applications. She is a host of UPR’s 5:30 Newscast and a science writer for the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. Elaine hopes to bring her experiences living abroad in Turkey and Austria into her work.

A fire is expected to be contained Thursday night in Box Elder County. The 1.5 acre fire is burning in the Lindon Spire region and is thought to be human-caused, though the exact circumstances are under investigation. The fire, which is not threatening any homes or businesses, is being fought by a 20-person hot shot crew from Logan.

Kathy Jo Pollock of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, said the fire is expected to be contained at 8 p.m. and under control by Friday.