Firefighters gain 100% containment of Peterson Hollow Fire

LOGAN — Fire fighters have extinguished the Peterson Hollow Fire, two weeks after it was first reported northeast of the Beaver Mountain Ski Resort.

Sierra Hellstrom, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest fire information officer, said containment of the fire reached 100% Monday, thanks to the hard work from both firefighter crews and aerial support. The fire burned a total acreage of 1,242 acres.

Road and trail closures in the area are being opened to the public but fire managers caution that while the fire perimeter is secure, there is still small fires burning in the interior. They ask that if you are traveling near the fire area, please drive slowly and cautiously while firefighters are continuing to monitor and control hot spots, and work on rehab.

The only closure that will remain in place is the Sink Hollow Trail, due to fire activity in the area, and the high potential for falling trees. It will remain closed while saw crews clear dangerous trees along the trail.

Hellstrom said fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire was an abandoned campfire in Peterson Hollow, along the Franklin Basin Road, August 21. She reminds campers and others that leaving campfires unattended can be very damaging and expensive to extinguish.

Fire managers said they appreciated the public, cooperators, agencies, and everyone involved in fire management for the hard work in helping suppress the fire. They were aided by local firefighters from Cache, Rich, Bear Lake, Franklin Counties.

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