NIBLEY – About 50 residents filed into the gymnasium at Heritage Elementary School in Nibley Thursday night to get an update on what’s been known as the “Millville Fire”. Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Logan Ranger District and Cache County spoke to the crowd and fielded questions.
Retired Forest Service Manager Scott Bushman, who headed up the hotshot crew for many years says this fire is unusual.
“Thirty years experience with the Logan Ranger District and I’ve never seen a fire like this,” he said. “This behavior has just been beyond my experience level. It’s a combination of high winds, record low humidities, lack of moisture, and high temperatures. It’s been a tough nut to crack.”
Blacksmith Fork Canyon and Left-Hand Fork remain closed but they can escort residents up that need to retrieve property. Public information officers said Thursday was a good day compared to Wednesday when the fire advanced to the east and southeast prompting the evacuation of the canyon.