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Black Pine Fire in northern Utah 40% contained

Black Pine Fire
Posted at 6:55 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 08:55:36-04

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Firefighters on Wednesday night continued efforts to contain the so-called Black Pine Fire in northern Utah near the border with Idaho.

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In a tweet around 10:00 p.m., Utah Fire Info. said, the wildfire was 40% contained.

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The Black Pine Fire burns in northern Utah on July 20, 2021.

Eighty-five personnel, including federal, state, and local, were assigned to the firefighting efforts.

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Utah Fire Info. said the wildfire had "isolated interior torching with minimal creeping & smoldering" as crews continued to secure the line.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the fire had consumed 563 acres, according to officials.