Fire officials say the fire started just before 5:30 Sunday night. Fire crews worked throughout the night to contain the fire and protect nearby homes.
25 to 30 acres of burned trees and ash are what remain of the Aspen Springs fire. firefighters say the fire threatened 50 homes and cabins in this
Nearby resident Darryl Burr tells ABC 4 Utah he could see the smoke and flames from his home and is grateful it didn't spread any further. "The firefighters had choppers up there, they got it out and man it was quick. They did a good job. I’m really impressed with them,” says Burr.
Commander Robert Lopez with Central Interagency fire says voluntary evacuations were put into effect for nearby residents, but they have since been lifted.
Lopez says the nearest structures threatened are three homes about a mile away from the fire. He says although these homes are still under a threat crews think the fire is under control. “We’re moderately concerned. We want to keep it where it's at, the size it’s at so we don't have to deal with these threats of those structures and homes. So moderately concerned right now with the weather pattern that is setting up we’re feeling pretty good but we'll see how fare we get today."
Lopez says the rugged terrain has made fighting the blaze much more difficult because there is very limited engine access. However, despite the challenges fire crews have been successful at keeping the flames from nearby homeowners and keeping the community at ease.
Throughout Monday firefighters will continue to fight the fire and get it fully contained meanwhile fire investigators are still working to determine what initially sparked the blaze.