JUAB COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire broke out near I-15 in Juab County Tuesday, and officials say it is threatening structures.
Utah Wildfire Info (part of the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands) announced the newly sparked fire just after 6:30 p.m. It has been named the Dutson Fire and is burning just off of I-15 near the town of Mona.
The agency said structures are threatened, but no further information about said structures was immediately available.
The fire was estimated at 30 acres as of about 8:45 p.m., and officials said fire crews have stopped its forward progress.
One southbound lane of the freeway was closed.
Officials initially said the blaze was caused by a vehicle fire that spread to the wildland, but later gave an update that it was caused by a vehicle dragging chains.
The #DutsonFire was determined to be caused by a vehicle dragging chains. 29.6 acres burned. Trailer chains can spark wildfires, so it’s essential to secure them properly so they don’t drag while driving. Please do your part & use your #FireSense #ffslkmy pic.twitter.com/PnH2nEt2wr— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) June 8, 2022