New fire near Minersville closes road

Image by Brett Barrett, St, George News

IRON COUNTY – Highway 130 near Minersville is closed as a potentially new fire spreads near the location of the original Baboon Fire.

Firefighters are currently burning out areas along Highway 130 as fire is pushing to the south and east.  The road is currently closed and fire behavior is actively running and torching.

The fire is located six miles south of Minersville and started around 11:30 a.m. Friday. So far 100 acres have been burned. The fire is being investigated to confirm whether or not it is linked to the Baboon fire of last week.

No structures are currently threatened, and on evacuations have been issued. The fire stands at zero percent containment at this time.

Various resources are being ordered to assist.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com
Twitter: @MoriKessler

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