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Black Mountain Fire 100 percent contained

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Posted at 8:30 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-06 21:50:42-04

SOUTHERN UTAH – A wildfire started by lightning a few miles outside of Minersville Tuesday that burned an estimated 4,500 acres was 100 percent contained Saturday.

Bureau of Land Management officials estimated the Black Mountain Fire burned more than 4,500 acres. Chalk Hollow, Maple Springs, Black Mountain and Camel Hollow roads are closed, and a single cabin was threatened. Officials are asking residents to stay out of the fire’s surrounding areas.

The blaze was started by a lightning strike 3 miles southeast of Minersville, which is in Beaver County.

About 200 people worked to extinguish the blaze, along with multiple fire engines, hand crews, helicopters and other air resources.

Two firefighters were transported to a hospital Wednesday night for heat related illnesses.

No evacuations are in effect and no other injuries have been reported.