OGDEN — Firefighters from five jurisdictions worked until dark Wednesday to douse a 60-acre fire burning near the top of 9th Street in the hills just east of Ogden Canyon.
The blaze, dubbed the Hislop Fire, started about 5:30 p.m. Officials with the state Bureau of Land Management believe it was human caused, said spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock. Witnesses saw people leaving the area just as smoke started rising, she said.
By about 8:30 p.m., the fire had moved into very steep, rocky areas. Firefighters who remained on the hillside worked below the blaze, building containment lines to the west, Pollock said. No structures were threatened, but flames and significant smoke were visible from the Ogden Valley all night.
Pollock said campers should use extra caution with fire, though fire restrictions statewide have been lifted. Campfires should be cool to the touch when campers leave, she said, and all-terrain vehicles should only be driven on established roads and trails.