A 5-acre fire burning in beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees was contained by firefighters Thursday and should be under control by late Friday.

The man-caused fire started Wednesday on the south slope of the Uinta Mountains on the Vernal Ranger District near Flaming Gorge, said Ashley National Forest dispatcher Helen Frazier.A helicopter and about 10 firefighters on the ground were mopping up Friday, Frazier said. "The problem is the fire is up on top where there's no water and no dirt" to shovel on burning embers, she said.

The fire likely started in a hunting camp, but is still under investigation, Frazier said.