VIRGIN, Washington County — An errant campfire that had grown into an 100-plus acre fire in Washington County was contained Monday.

Firefighters were able to reach 100 percent containment on the 123-acre Mesa Fire by 2 p.m. Monday, according to Mike Melton of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. The fire was contained about 48 hours after the fire started on privately-owned land about five miles north of Virgin.

The fire was cuased by an "escaped campfire" and was fueled by grass, brush and juniper in the area, Melton said. The blaze burned around two cabins and a camper trailer and threatened two other cabins, but ultimately caused no damage.

There were no closures or evacuations as a result of the fire and no one was injured in the blaze. Melton said two engines would stay to "mop up and monitor" the fire in the coming days.



Emiley Morgan

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