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Lightning likely cause of fire at Utah-Nevada border

Lightning likely cause of fire at Utah-Nevada border
Posted at 8:26 AM, Jul 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-12 10:26:57-04

A fire burning near the Utah-Nevada border may have been started by lightning.

The Rhyolite Fire was sparked Wednesday night on the east side of the Pilot Mountains in Box Elder County.

It has burned 1,200 acres so far and is zero percent contained.

Crews have called in a helicopter and an air tanker to help fight the flames.