IRON COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire broke out Monday afternoon in Iron County.
Dubbed the "Choke Cherry Fire," Utah wildfire officials said it was 25 percent contained 700 acres as of Tuesday evening.
Officials also said it was caused by a burn pile that wasn’t "cold to the touch," which resulted in ashes being blown around by the wind.
REMINDER: Wind 💨 fanned piles of ash w/low relative humidity = 🔥— 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐞𝐞 (@brian_schnee) April 7, 2021
The #ChokeCherryFire in Hamlin Valley (near UT/NV border) was caused by a burn pile that wasn’t ‘cold to the touch’.
Burned roughly 700 acres. pic.twitter.com/0Vws3NecNC
The fire is located near Hamlin Valley, and officials say the smoke column was visible from Cedar City on Monday.