Crews are fighting two new wildfires that were sparked by lightning and are burning in Box Elder County. The Stream Fire is near Snowville, while the Border Fire has moved into southern Idaho. Both fires were first reported early Tuesday morning.
Box Elder public information officer Mitch Zundel said the Stream Fire has already burned 8,146 acres in mostly grass and sagebrush. The fire is currently 30% contained.
The fire is located southwest of Snowville. It is burning near Locomotive Road.
Zundel said there are 45 firefighters on the scene from multiple county, state, and federal agencies. They have set up a line around the fire and are hoping it will hold. They are being assisted by two single-engine tankers that are dropping retardant and an air attack plane monitoring the situation.
The Stream Fire is not threatening any structures currently and there are no road closures.
Zundel said crews in Box Elder County began fighting the Border Fire until it moved across state lines. Crews from Idaho are now monitoring and fighting the fire.
One firefighter was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition has not been released.
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