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Crews responding to fire near Soda Springs

UPDATE 9/22/18 9:41 p.m.: The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office said the fire is now at 2,000 acres and 90 percent contained.

The sheriff’s office said it did burn one camp trailer.

The sheriff said the fire was started near the intersection of 8 Mile Road and Nounan Road. It was started by sparks from a welder that was being used to repair a damaged metal mailbox.

UPDATE 9/22/18 6:25 p.m. The fire has jumped the Bear River and is now at 1,000 acres and burning actively to the north and northeast.

It is still threatening several structures.

BLM said there are 75 private residences in danger, as well as several outbuildings. Evacuations are in place for structures in danger to the north of the fire.

The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office said evacuees can go to the nearby LDS Stake Center and LDS Bailey Creek Church.

8 Mile Road is closed, along with nearby subdivision access roads.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

There are seven engines, two dozers, a 20-person handcrew, a helicopter and nine airtankers fighting the fire.

Caribou County, Bear Lake County and Franklin County are all assisting.

ORIGINAL: The 8 Mile fire is approximately 300 acres and it is zero percent contained. Containment is estimated for Sunday.

The fire is approximately five miles south of Soda Springs and southwest of Highway 30.

Structures and powerlines are threatened. County officials are evacuating structures to the north of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Multiple agencies are assisting with firefighting efforts including Caribou and Franklin Counties, BLM and Forest Service.

The Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office said multiple agencies are responding to a field fire near Georgetown.

The sheriff’s office said the fire is up 8 Mile Canyon.

Bear Lake County, Caribou County and the Forest Service are all responding.

Crews are just arriving on scene and are working to get more information.

News Team

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