As of Thursday evening flames had burned roughly 14,000 acres and the fire is only 20% contained.
Right now there's so much smoke coming from the Patch Springs Fire it's blotting out the sun.
"It's burning up in these canyons, it gets established in these canyons, and it just takes the entire canyon out all the way to the top of the mountain," said Joanna Wilson, U.S. Forest Service.
Joanna Wilson with the U.S. Forest Service tells Reporter Brian Carlson flames are spreading so quickly, the fire is now threatening homes in the Wilson Springs Community, as well as the town of Terra. It's prompted responders to close a section of Highway 199 leading into those areas.
"Right now the fire is less than a mile from from the Willow Springs Community," said Wilson.
Although the fire may look and sound overwhelming, crews are optimistic they can keep the flames out of harm's way.
"Fire and Firefighter safety is our number one concern," Wilson said.
Fire crews tell Carlson although the fire is inching closer to the Willow Springs community, they feel like they have a good handle the protection line against it. One of their bigger concerns is this weekend, when bow hunting begins for deer hunters. The Patch Springs Fire is burning through several popular hunting spots in the Stansbury mountains. Some of those areas are still open, and crews are hoping hunters stay safe enough away from the flames.
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