A mountain cabin at Sundance ski resort was destroyed by fire, but the blaze was stopped from spreading to other buildings in the area, authorities said.
Firefighters from the Sundance volunteer fire department were the first to respond to the fire about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the cabin on a steep hill near the midway point of the Mandan ski lift."It was fully involved in fire when it was reported," said Utah County Fire Marshal Tom Wroe.
Provo firefighters also joined the effort, but some firefighting vehicles were unable to get to the site because of steep, snowpacked roads.
In addition, a large truck that had gotten stuck Tuesday evening near the cabin blocked the access road to the burning cabin. Crews were able to run hoses from a nearby fire hydrant.
The cabin was owned by Clayne Jensen, dean of the Brigham Young University College of Physical Education.
Wroe said cool temperatures, snow and fire crews kept the blaze contained to the one building. The cause is still under investigation.
"If this would have happened in summer, it is possible we could have lost several cabins," he said.
No damage estimate was available.