Utah Highway Reopened, Fire Moves Away From Minersville

Jun 29, 2018

Authorities have reopened a state highway in southwest Utah that had been closed due to threats from one of a half-dozen wildfires burning across the state.

Bureau of Land Management officials said Friday firefighters made good progress overnight on the Black Mountain Fire, which is now moving east of the small town of Minersville and State Highway 130.

No evacuations have been ordered. But the fire that has burned nearly 8 square miles still has zero containment, and authorities say they expect more critical weather conditions today in high temperatures and gusty winds.

A car fire triggered the blaze Thursday afternoon along the highway north of Cedar City.

No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged.