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Black Pine Fire in north Utah 60% contained

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 15:41:06-04

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — The Black Pine Fire, which has burned hundreds of acres this week in north Utah near the Idaho border, is 60% contained.

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Utah Fire Info. on Friday tweeted that the fire has had no new growth since Thursday.

Crews continued to monitor the wildfire and patrol for hot spots.

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Officials previously said no structures were threatened by the fire, but Highway 42 had to be briefly closed when the fire threatened the roadway.

Authorities have not released a cause for the fire.