ESCALANTE — Less than a week after firefighters extinguished the season's first wildfire, a second was burning in the Dixie National Forest Thursday.

The fire has burned about 300 acres near Bear Creek since Thursday afternoon, said Dixie National Forest spokesman Kenton Call.

"The fire has been pretty active this afternoon and we do have quite a few resources on the ground and in the air doing an initial attack," he said. "We're just trying to get a handle on what it's doing."

No injuries have been reported and the fire is not threatening any structures, Call said.

Officials did not immediately know the cause of the fire Thursday evening.

Last week, the Corn Creek fire torched 2,269 acres in the Dixie National Forest.