LOGAN, Utah — A new wildfire began Sunday afternoon in Logan Canyon.
The "Card Canyon Fire" is currently estimated at four acres, burning juniper and timber in a smaller canyon within Logan Canyon, which runs from Cache Valley to Bear Lake.
State fire officials say there is "concern" for Card Canyon.
Multiple engines and helicopters have been assisting in the fight to contain the blaze.
No evacuations or closures are in place at the time of this report. The smoke and firefighting efforts are highly visible from Logan Canyon, and officials warn drivers to be careful and to not stop and watch.
#CardCanyonfire Type 1 helicopter working to support crews on the ground with water drops. Individuals driving up Logan Canyon please drive cautiously when near the fire area AND DO NOT STOP TO WATCH THE HELICOPTERS, JUST KEEP DRIVING. Photo Credit: John Zsiray pic.twitter.com/2pc28wAPzt— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 9, 2020
The cause is under investigation.
Another fire possibly visible to Cache Valley residents was also sparked Sunday: the "Brushy Fire" on the east side of the Wellsville Mountains at only 1/4 of an acre. Helicopter crews are responding, and the cause is under investigation.
#uwcnf #Brushyfire on the eastside of the Wellsville Mountains in the Wellsville Mountain Wilderness. Approx .25 of an acre. One helicopter and helicopter crew on scene. Under investigation. pic.twitter.com/28eMatgWFb— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 9, 2020