Hurricane wildfire fully contained

Posted at 8:50 PM, May 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-25 12:21:58-04

UPDATE: The fire was reported as fully contained on Friday, according to Utah Fire Info.  Firefighters continue to patrol and mop-up remaining hotspots.

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Firefighters say a wildfire that started near Hurricane Tuesday is now 90 percent contained.

Wildfire officials say that the fire is expected to be contained by Thursday night. No structures are threatened and no evacuations are in place.

The fire is burning near State Road 59, between Hurricane and Hildale, according to Sheriffs. The road was shut down, but has since re-opened.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.  The road to Diamond Ranch Academy is closed.

Investigators believe the fire is human-caused, but the exact cause is still under investigation.

Approximately 75 firefighters from a number of different agencies from around the state responded to the fire.