Wildland Fire in Hurricane, Utah

This was a wildland fire that was started by dry lightning around 5 am. It was burning in light fuels, mostly grass and sagebrush.

The wind was pushing the fire to the south, along the hillside. At times, the flame height was from 5-6 feet.

The topography it was on was a steep hillside, with lava rock. We had 3 brush trucks, 2 squads, and 3 engines on the fire. We also had mutual aid help from 2 other agencies.

The fire was not accessible by truck, so we had to hike in with tools and bladder bags. We also had the help of a tractor to cut a line around the head of the fire.

The fire burned about 10 acres. We had it under control in about 2 hours.

The firefighter in the picture is Devon Williams, a firefighter out of station #2 in Hurricane, Utah.

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