CEDAR CITY, Utah, Oct. 24, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Firefighters from multiple agencies have brought a blaze burning in the mountains about three miles southwest of Cedar City under control.
The Hicks Creek Fire is now fully contained, down from 1,500 acres last Monday, according to a tweet from Utah Fire Info.
A news release on Facebook from Utah Wildfire said the cause is under investigation and early indications are that a private landowner checking on a smoldering pile of logging debris reported it Sunday evening, Oct. 16.
High winds after midnight that Sunday caused the fire to escape containment resulting in rapid growth and a call for resources. Three homes were evacuated early last Monday morning, but those homeowners have since returned to their homes.
Resources from the State of Utah-Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Cedar City Fire and Iron County were utilized, and a type three Incident Management Team (IMT) managed the fire for full suppression.