Crews contain 1500-acre Tooele County wildfire

Posted at 7:59 PM, Jun 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-16 16:31:02-04

TOOELE COUNTY – Fire crews successfully contained a 1572-acre wildfire that for a time was threatening the Deseret Chemical Depot in Tooele County Friday evening.

The human-caused Ophir Creek Fire that started around 5 p.m. Friday had originated off of State Road 73, according to a spokesperson from the Bureau of Land Management. 

Crews say high winds made the fire more challenging. Gusts coming from the north fanned the flames making it difficult to fight.

“We had a lot of resources on the scene,” says BLM spokesperson Cami Lee. “We had air attack, we had a helicopter, we had engines, we had our Bonneville Hot Shot crew and county resources.”

The fire was completely contained by 10:30 a.m. and controlled by noon Saturday.