Hamlin Fire destroys building, scorches acres

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ST. GEORGE — A fire north of Modena destroyed a building and scorched several acres of brush Sunday before being extinguished by Color Country Interagency fire fighting resources.

The “Hamlin Fire,” as it has been named, destroyed a single structure and burned between 2 and 5 acres of brush, Color Country Interagency Fire Center Manager Bill Roach said. He did not immediately know whether the building was an outbuilding or a home as this report publishes.

The fire was located in Hamlin Valley, approximately 3 miles east of the Nevada border and approximately 20 miles north of Modena.

Fire officials believe the fire was human-caused and remains under investigation.

The fire was fought with a total of five flights of aerial support, Roach said: two single engine air tankers – or S.E.A.T.’s – fought the blaze and three of the larger “bomber” type aircraft dumped retardant on the fire.

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