Goat Springs Fire burns hundreds of acres

The blaze in Juab County was started by people and is under investigation.

(Photo courtesy of Utah Fire Info) The Goat Springs Fire started Friday, May 28, 2021.

A wildfire in Juab County has burned more than 400 acres, including two structures, as of Monday, according to Utah Fire Info.

The Goat Springs Fire started on Friday and was caused by people, according to Utah Fire Info. Gusty winds and rugged terrain helped the fire, which started in the Simpson Mountain Range, spread.

The fire is 50% contained as of Monday, and local and federal resources, including air tankers, are working to control the blaze. The fire is currently under investigation.

This year is expected to have a bad wildfire season because of the state’s ongoing drought. There have already been more than 200 fires so far this year.