Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Wednesday, 02 May, 2012 at 06:27 (06:27 AM) UTC.
A wildfire sparked Monday morning near Toquerville has since grown to 500 acres according to fire officials.Two firefighters have been injured due to the blaze.Toquerville Fire Information Officer Nick Howell says the two firefighters were injured due to heat exposure from the flames. One was treated on the scene and another was transported to an area hospital and then released.The fire started just northeast of the city off of U.S. 17.Howell says the fire was caused from someone burning debris. He says the fire is not currently threatening any structures.Fire crews from Toquerville and the Bureau of Land Management are handling the fire and have two helicopters and 13 fire engines to help them battle the blaze.As of Tuesday evening, crews have about 30 percent of the fire contained.
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