VERNON, Utah — Firefighters are making process on a wildfire burning in a remote desert corner of northwest Utah and have reopened several closed roads in the area.
Forest Service spokesman Willie Begay said Tuesday that the lightning-cause fire was nearly seven square miles but had not grown much on its east side toward the small town of Vernon, about 10 miles away.
Begay says no buildings are threatened by the blaze and firefighters have more of its perimeter under control.
He says the wildfire, burning about 70 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, is burning in mostly grass and sagebrush, which is habitat for sage grouse.
The fire started Friday.