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Fire updates: Blaze near Bear Lake grows to 6K acres

By Liesl Nielsen and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Aug 16th, 2018 @ 11:08pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — A new fire sparked east of Bear Lake in northern Utah Thursday afternoon, according to Utah fire officials.

The fire, now dubbed the North Eden Fire, had burned approximately 6,000 acres as of 11 p.m. and was 10 percent contained, Utah Fire Info reported. The cause of the fire has not yet been released.

Two fire engines were destroyed in the blaze after one had a mechanical issue and crews were unable to move it. Three firefighters who were trying to get the engine moving again escaped uninjured, officials said.

Crews continue to battle wildfires across the state. Watch here for the latest updates on all the blazes across Utah.

Wednesday's coverage:

Thursday, 11:04pm

North Eden Fire grows to 6,000 acres

Thursday, 10:03pm

Several evacuated areas near Coal Hollow Fire to be reopened Friday

Thursday, 08:39pm

North Eden Fire east of Bear Lake grows to 1,400 acres

Thursday, 08:37pm

No growth reported Thursday for Dollar Ridge Fire in Duchesne and Wasatch counties

Thursday, 08:35pm

2 fire trucks destroyed in North Eden Fire near Bear Lake after 1 engine breaks down

Thursday, 06:30pm

North Eden Fire near Bear Lake grows to 1,000 acres

Thursday, 03:38pm

New fire sparks east of Bear Lake in northern Utah

Thursday, 10:02am

Dollar Ridge Fire in Duchesne and Wasatch counties reaches nearly 69K acres

Thursday, 09:53am

Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County grows nearly 1K acres in 1 day

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