The Jack fire was reported around 11:45 a.m. on June 14 around 13 miles northeast of the town Happy Jack, officials said. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene to try and control the flame, which quickly grew from 80 acres to 800 acres over the course of the day.
Officials used both aerial resources and hot shot crews to combat the scene, utilizing roughly 90 firefighters and ordering for more. The fire is reported to be burning on both sides of the canyon, fueled by grass and pinyon-juniper.
The fire has not come in contact with any structures but is heading toward the State Route 87. Officials are concerned with strong winds moving southwest, reaching gusts up to 50 miles per hour.
The fire is not threatening any structures, but officials evacuated the rock climbing area in Jack's Canyon as a precaution.
Firefighters plan to work through into the night to keep the flames at bay.
The cause of the initial spark is currently under investigation. For more info, click HERE.