Fire in Devil's Playground 100 percent contained

Published: Monday, July 22 2013 9:35 p.m. MDT

SNOWVILLE, Box Elder County — Fire officials fully contained the 2,650-acre blaze in northern Box Elder County Monday night.

The fire sparked in Devil’s Playground recreation area Saturday after a lightning strike, according to fire authorities.

Nearly 150 firefighters were assigned to battle the fast-moving flames near Snowville. No structures were in immediate danger, and the blaze was 100 percent contained by 7:30 p.m., fire officials reported.

Another fire, which burned within 100 meters northwest of the blaze in Devil’s Playground, was 65 percent contained Monday evening, officials said. The fire 22 miles southeast of Grouse Creek was also caused by a lightning strike. The blaze began at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Currently scorching 430 acres with a low growth potential, fire authorities expect full containment of that blaze by Tuesday evening.

— Katie McKellar

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