Fire fighters battling wildfire on Wellsville Mountains

Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

Fire fighters in Box Elder County spent Sunday afternoon battling a wildfire on the northwest side of the Wellsville Mountains. The Honeyville Fire was reported earlier in the day and produced large plumes of smoke, seen by residents throughout the area.

Box Elder County Public Information Officer Mitch Zundel said the fire has not threatened any structures and no evacuations have been ordered. Around 40 firefighters are battling the blaze. Crews from the U.S. Forest Service and State Forestry Fire are helping firefighters from the Box Elder Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. It has burned 800 acres and is 25% contained.

Zundel said the fire has moved onto forest service land.

Firefighting efforts were hampered during the day after a drone was spotted, flying near the fire. Fire managers are reminding everyone that there is a no-fly zone set up around the blaze. They are asking residents to keep drones out of the area to protect the safety of those trying to fight the fire.

The Honeyville Fire is the eighth large wildfire to start in the county this summer.

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