Pogue Mountain fire 30% contained, Pilot Mountain fire 80% contained, officials say
The Pogue Mountain fire is around 30% contained, but firefighters working in treacherous terrain have a long way to go.Posted — Updated
The Pogue Mountain fire south of Nebo broke out on Pogue Mountain Tuesday afternoon, said Adriene Jones, deputy director of emergency services.
Jones said about 110 acres have burned across the mountain so far. She said officials estimate the fire is 30 percent contained, but crews have a long way to go.
"Crews on scene continue to work in treacherous terrain to place containment lines around the fire," Jones said in a release. "The dry, windy conditions continue to complicate containment, especially given the terrain."
Work has begun to protect structures in the area, but no homes have been damaged.
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