Crews increase containment on human caused Honeyville Fire

Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

Investigators believe a fire burning since Sunday on the northwest side of the Wellsville Mountains was human caused. The Honeyville fire has burned more than 856 acres and is over 46% contained.

Box Elder County Public Information Officer Mitch Zundel expressed appreciation to the 40 plus firefighters from multiple agencies that are working to secure fire lines. Fire agency partners and volunteers have been working extra hours, assisting the U.S. Forest Service in preventing the spread of the blaze.

Firefighting efforts were hampered Sunday afternoon when a drone was spotted, flying near the fire. Fire managers continue to remind 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.

Zundel said investigators have determined that the fire was started by humans. It is unknown if it was accidental or intentional. He is urging everyone to exercise caution in the final days of summer.

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

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