Fire crews quell fire near Sky Ranch

Fire units at the bottom of the hill where the Sky Ranch fire took place, Hurricane, Utah, Jan. 2, 2013 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

HURRICANE – The Hurricane Fire Department and Bureau of Land Management fire crews responded to a fire near Sky Ranch Wednesday evening that may have been human caused.

Fire units at the bottom of the hill while the Sky Ranch fire blazed ahove, Hurricane, Utah, Jan. 2, 2013 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

A fire on a hill in the vicinity of Sky Ranch was reported to the St. George Communications Center around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. High winds were initially reported in the area and fire crews had to hike between 200-300 feet uphill in order to fight the blaze.

Between three and four acres were burned and nearly contained when high winds returned and began to spread the fire anew. Despite the winds, the fire was contained at 7:05 p.m.

The fire is suspected to be human-caused and an investigation is slated to begin Thursday morning.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported in connection with the fire.


Video by Dave Amodt, St. George News

St. George News assistant editor Mori Kessler contributed to this story.

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Fire units at the bottom of the hill where the Sky Ranch fire took place, Hurricane, Utah, Jan. 2, 2013 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

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1 Comment

  • Omari January 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Not everyday do u hear of a brush fire in January Lol

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