WILDFIRE

Two wildfires burning in Beaver County

Aug 23, 2020, 4:38 PM | Updated: 5:49 pm
Baboon Fire...
Aerial shot of the Baboon Fire in Utah's Beaver County. (Photo credit: Air Attack)
(Photo credit: Air Attack)

BEAVER COUNTY, UT — Firefighters are dealing with two lightning-caused fires in Beaver County.

The Baboon Fire is burning near Minersville and at the time of publication had burned 300 acres. It was at 0% containment late Sunday afternoon. 

Beaver County Utah fires

(Image credit: Utah Fire Info)

The Baboon Fire is south of Minersville, and it is being fed by dry brush and juniper.

The second, much larger fire, is burning southeast of Minersville.   The Greenville Fire has scorched 1,800 acres near the Minersville Reservoir and Campground. According to Utah Fire Info, the Greenville Fire was also started by lightning.

Greenville Fire

The Greenville Fire burning near the Minersville Reservoir and Campground. (Photo Credit: Beaver County Commission)

A major road, state route 21, was closed for several hours on Saturday because of the wildfire. The road was reopened late Sunday morning.

For a time on Saturday, there was a concern for structures and trailers at the reservoir. Beaver County officials credit Minersville and Millford Fire crews for their hard work in keeping the flames at bay.

 

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Two wildfires burning in Beaver County