New wildfires are burning across the state as firefighters managed to contain old ones.
An 800 acre wildfire is burning in Box Elder County. The Devil's fire was sparked on Sunday by lightning storms that have moved across the area. It is burning in steep, rocky terrain but is not threatening anything, the Bureau of Land Management said.
The fire is only 10 percent contained with planes, helicopters and numerous ground crews being brought in to fight the fire.
"Today's weather is expected to be favorable to the firefighters and significant containment is expected," said LaCee Bartholomew with the BLM.
In southern Utah, the Spring Creek fire is burning in the Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park.
National Park Service officials said the fire is in such a remote location that fire crews cannot access it safely. Instead, the 2 acre fire will be monitored to see if it expands beyond park boundaries before crews will try to put it out.
Smoke from the fire is visible from I-15.
The fire comes as crews are making progress in containing a 500 plus acre blaze burning in the Stansbury Mountains near Grantsville in Tooele County. The Little Bald Mountain fire is about 90 percent contained, but canyons and campgrounds in the area remain closed.On Friday, state officials rescinded fire restrictions, citing the recent rainfall and monsoonal moisture moving across the area. Fire authorities continue to urge caution for campers and others recreating in the area.
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