Wildfire in Logan Canyon

A wildfire has been burning Monday in Logan Canyon. The fire is located in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in the hills above the old Zanavoo restaurant and about three-quarters of a mile south of Second Dam. Crews are continuing to fight the fire in steep, rough terrain. Kathy Jo Pollock, Public Information Officer with the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest says that 23 crew members from the Logan Hot Shots are at the sight in the hills above Zanavoo. The fire was first reported at approximately 6 a.m. Monday morning and is believed to have started from a lightning strike a few days ago. Pollock said the fire could have easily smoldered in heavy timber before being noticed this morning. The fire is described as small and developing slowly. In addition to the Hot Shot crew, the fire is being attacked with two helicopters from the forest service dropping water from Third Dam on the fire. The helicopters have also been landing for refueling at First Dam. Because of that, Canyon Road from about 1400 East to Highway 89 near First Dam has been closed. Pollock is also cautioning the public headed into Logan Canyon to pay attention to their driving and only pull off in designated pull-off areas instead of just off the side of the road where vehicles have been impeding traffic.

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