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Two separate wildfires are burning approximately 9,000 acres in central and southwest Utah. This photo, courtesy of Utah Fire Info, was taken yesterday, June 25, looking south at both fires.

MILLARD COUNTY, Texas — Fire officials say lightning is to blame for two separate wildfires burning approximately 9,000 acres in central and southwest Utah.

Both fires reportedly began yesterday, June 25, 2020, around 4:40 p.m. and are relatively close in proximity, according to data from Utah Fire Info.

The Rock Path Fire is estimated at 6,000 acres and the Antelope Fire is estimated at 3,000 acres — located near the border of Millard and Beaver Counties.

A containment estimation was not available at the time of press.

This is a developing story.