Fire crews continue to fight a blaze that is threatening a major electrical substation.
The Long Ridge Fire has burned about 2,400 acres near the Juab County and Utah County border.Four electrical lines, carrying 350,000 volts each, cross the mountain just three miles north of where the fire is burning. The lines provide power for much of the West Coast, said fire information officer Jerry Rohnert.
Dry lightning in the area caused two separate fires Thursday about five miles west of Mona. Fire officials gave the blazes one name thinking the fires would burn together, Rohnert said. Erratic winds have kept the blazes apart.
Grass, sage brush, pinion trees and maple bushes are burning on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management. A tent city for the 268 firefighters has been set up in Mona's City Park.
Fire crews from Oregon and Idaho worked to gain a perimeter around the fire Friday. An air tanker dropping retardant and a helicopter dropping water, were also attempting to contain the fire.
More crews were en route to the fire Friday night.