Firefighters extinguish Coyote Fire

Courtesy of Mitch Zundel

Firefighters in Box Elder County have extinguished the Coyote Fire that was burning in Rosebud, south of Park Valley. The wildfire started from a lightning strike Saturday just after 4 p.m.

Public Information Officer for the county, Mitch Zundel said the fire was 100% contained Monday night, but crews were still extinguishing hotspots inside the perimeter. High winds had caused problems Sunday night, blowing hot ash around.

Around 40 firefighters from county, state and federal agencies worked since Saturday to extinguish the blaze. Crews originally estimated that the fire had burned around 300 acres. They decreased that estimation to 183 acres, after surveying the fire from the air.

A small group of firefighters are expected to continue monitoring hotspots and making sure the fire is extinguished.

There have been more than six fires already this year in the county. Zundel said it has been an incredibly difficult season so far. He expressed appreciation to crews who have helped keep the fires from damaging any homes or structures.

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