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Nearly 2,000-acre fire burning near Goshen; 3rd Stansbury Island fire 650 acres

Posted at 11:06 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 21:49:09-04

UTAH COUNTY — A wildfire is burning in rural southwest Utah County.

The "Elberta Fire" began on Friday, and was estimated at 1,982 acres with 50 percent containment Saturday evening.

Winds in the area of more than 50 miles per hour caused it to spread fast Friday evening, but rainfall on Saturday morning helped firefighters gain some control.

Two other wildfires were sparked Friday: the "Old Pinery Fire" in Juab County, which was 100 percent contained Saturday with a final size of 200 acres, and the "Broad Canyon Fire" estimated at 650 acres with 55 percent containment. The Broad Canyon Fire is on Stansbury Island — sparked just days after two wildfires totaling more than 12,000 acres were contained.

The "Broad Canyon Fire" burns on Stansbury Island Saturday.

Causes of these three fires were not identified at the most recent update.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.