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Large fire in Toquerville closes down SR 17 highway
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Update: Large fire in Toquerville closes down SR 17 highway

Photo: Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands)

TOQUERVILLE — A fire in Toquerville has closed down the SR 17 highway in both directions. It is estimated to be 350 acres in size and is driven by high winds.

Federal, state and local wildfire agencies are on the scene trying to extinguish the flames. 

Firefighters are beginning to get the upper hand on the fire and the smoke has now cleared.

30 structures are reported to be threatened by the fire

This is a developing story.