News / Utah / 

Wildfire updates: Merging wildfires threaten small Utah town

(Courtesy Jewel Kimber)


4 photos

Show 1 more video

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY — Two major wildfires burning along the Utah-Nevada border in Box Elder County have burned together to form a single 100,000-acre blaze, fire officials say.

Nevada's China Jim Fire and the Goose Creek Fire combined Sunday evening, forming a fire that measures roughly 156 square miles and is threatening houses in nearby Grouse Creek, Box Elder County.

Meanwhile, Utah Highway Patrol officials say a brush fire sparked by a semitruck crash on I-84 in Weber Canyon burned over an acre of grass and blocked traffic Sunday afternoon.

At least five other wildfires were also burning throughout the state Sunday afternoon.

Saturday's fire coverage:

Stay tuned for the latest fire updates. This story will be updated throughout the day.

___

Editor's Note: The name of the southern-most fire on the Utah-Nevada border has been corrected to the Goose Creek Fire.

Sunday, 11:26pm

Weber Canyon Fire doused quickly, officials say

Sunday, 09:43pm

Officials say Middle Canyon Fire (eastern Tooele County) is human-caused

Sunday, 09:12pm

Grouse Creek residents urged to evacuate as fires merge, approach

Sunday, 07:46pm

Utah-Nevada border fires combine to form 100K-acre blaze

Sunday, 05:57pm

Tipped semitruck sparks fire in Weber Canyon

Sunday, 05:54pm

2 wildfires burning along Utah-Nevada border (near Box Elder County)

Sunday, 10:57am

State Route 30 reopens after China Jim Fire activity closed both directions

Sunday, 09:13am

Middle Canyon Fire (eastern Tooele County) is 5 percent contained

Sunday, 08:28am

State Route 30 closed near Utah-Nevada border (in Box Elder County) due to China Jim Fire

Photos

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast