News short: Mysterious ATV fire under investigation at Sand Hollow

Emergency personnel respond to an ATV fire at Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, April 4, 2015 | Photo by Candice McMahon, St. George News

SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK – A single ATV was discovered on fire in Sand Hollow State Park Saturday afternoon. No people were found near the vehicle, and authorities are still investigating the cause of the mysterious fire.

ATV fire at Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, April 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Chery Whitelaw Hulet, St. George News
ATV fire at Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, April 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Chery Whitelaw Hulet, St. George News

“We’re still trying to figure out who and what happened,” Laura Melling, manager of Sand Hollow Complex State Parks, said.

At about 1:24 p.m., emergency personnel were called to respond to the incident, which occurred in the Sand Mountain area of the park. The fire was far enough from the main road that responders had to take portable equipment to extinguish the flames, as firetrucks could not reach the area.

The ATV was extensively damaged by the fire, Melling said. A monetary estimate of the damage has not yet been made.

No one is believed to have been injured in the fire.

As of 3:10 p.m., responders were still at the scene, Melling said.

Emergency personnel respond to ATV fire at Sand Hollow State Park, Sand Hollow, Utah, April 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Enrique Rivera, St. George News
Emergency personnel respond to ATV fire at Sand Hollow State Park, Sand Hollow, Utah, April 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Enrique Rivera, St. George News

Utah State Parks is investigating the incident. At the time of this publication, details regarding who the ATV belongs to and how the fire started are under investigation.

The Hurricane City Police Department, Hurricane City Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management and Utah State Parks responded to the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Assistant Editor Cami Cox Jim contributed to this report.

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  • fun bag April 4, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Now that Paul Ford is a jailbird will he be replaced?

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