BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Authorities are responding to a new fire in Box Elder County.
The "Messix Fire" was estimated at 988 acres as of Sunday night. The fire is reportedly threatening structures in the old town of Promontory.
Structures nearby include some ranch homes, with livestock also roaming on hillsides nearby.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
#MessixFire in Box Elder County is 15% contained and has burned roughly 988 acres.— 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐞𝐞 (@brian_schnee) July 27, 2020
A few structures are still considered threatened tonight. Ranchers I spoke to were most concerned about their livestock grazing nearby. #FireSeason | @fox13 pic.twitter.com/6o5YnwXoUh