ST. GEORGE – Color Country Interagency Fire Responders were called in to assist on a fire that began in Nevada and crossed into Utah this morning. That fire, now named the White Rock Fire, burning around 6 to 9 miles north of Hamblin, Utah, is currently burning what was last calculated at 1,200 acres and may have doubled in size by this time given the wind.
The fire was lightning caused.
Bill Roach, dispatch center manager for Color Country, said the call came in around 10:11 a.m., initially for resources in air support. Color Country is giving the assist to Nevada Agencies.
There terrain involved in this fire is varied. There is no containment.
Roach said that at this point it looks like it’s going to miss homes and properties for quite awhile. There is no threat to persons and no injuries at this time. There are no road closures at this time.
Additionally, there is a new start-up fire up by Minersville Reservoir, currently burning 5-7 acres. Color Country Interagency has dispatched responders. It is too early to give prognosis for this fire. Roach said it all depends on the wind.
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