Lightning-caused brush fire grows to 8,100 acres near Utah-Idaho border

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 10:23:54-04

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah - The lightning-caused fire in Box Elder County, the "Stream Fire," has grown to 8,100 acres and is 80 percent contained.

It started Tuesday morning in Snowville, near the Utah-Idaho border.

Box Elder County officials said the fire is south and west of Snowville and has burned to Locomotive Rd.; no roads are closed.

No structures are threatened at this time.

According to fire officials, lightning sparked the burn Tuesday, consuming mostly grasses and brush.

Box Elder County said 45 firefighters are battling the blaze with two single-engine tankers and an air attack plane monitoring the situation.