IRON COUNTY – A 150-acre brush fire sparked by lightning at 3:07 p.m., Friday, is currently burning 20 miles north of Cedar City. Called the “Gap Fire,” various agencies have been dispatched to the fight the fire. The blaze is currently 10 percent contained with air tankers and ground resources making good progress thus far. Approximately 60 people are presently assigned to the fire.
Fire behavior is described as actively running and creeping, with moderate fire behavior observed Friday. Fuels consumed by the fire include pinyon and juniper trees, cheatgrass and brush.
Currently no structures are threatened, no road closures have been issued, no evacuation orders have been given, and no injuries have been reported.
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