Firefighters Make Headway in Containing Human-Caused Blaze in Horse Canyon


Photo Courtesy of Utah Fire Info

At approximately 5 p.m. on July 4, Utah Fire Info reported that a human-caused fire had ignited in Horse Canyon, about 10 miles east of East Carbon.

Upon detection, the fire was estimated to have consumed between 20 and 30 acres. Firefighters swiftly mobilized air and ground resources to combat the blaze.

“Air resources working on the fire include the state Type 1 helicopter, a Type 3 helicopter, and 2 SEATS. 3 engines are also assigned,” updated Utah Fire Info at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

While the fire does not currently pose a threat to populated areas, the old Horse Canyon Mine is located nearby.

By approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Utah Fire Info reported significant progress thanks to aviation resource. The fire’s size is now estimated at 50 acres with containment increased to 20%.

Fire crews will continue their efforts throughout the

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