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‘Goring Fire’ spreads to 15,046 acres, 45 percent containment in Box Elder County

Posted at 8:32 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 22:32:52-04

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire that ignited Friday has grown to 15,046 acres after forcing highway closures.

Utah Fire Info said the Goring Fire has spread to 15,046 acres as of Saturday afternoon and was 45 percent contained.

A spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands said the fire was threatening a handful of homes, but no evacuations were in place.

The fire was caused by lightning.