Firefighters making progress on Black Mountain Fire

Jul 5, 2013

Despite uncooperative weather, officials expect to have a 4,566 acre fire near Minersville more contained by this evening. The Black Mountain Fire, which was sparked by lightening last weekend, is currently listed as 35 percent contained; though BLM spokesperson Nick Howell expects that number to rise by 7 p.m. today. "The firefighters are making really good progress today," Howell said.

A cabin was threatened by the blaze, but fire crews are expected to have the structure secured by tomorrow. Over 200 firefighters from Utah, Idaho and Alaska are currently working to contain the blaze. So far this year, wildfires in Utah have burned 10,893 acres.