Cinder Pit Fire 100 percent contained

Posted at 9:20 AM, Jul 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-27 22:14:52-04

VEYO, Utah — A Southern Utah wildfire was 100 percent contained Saturday evening.

Firefighters said rainfall in the area helped combat the blaze, and they said it was 100 percent contained as of about 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Cinder Pit Fire ignited Thursday due to a lightning strike near the city of Veyo. Initial estimates put the size at between 30 and 50 acres. But Friday, reconnaissance discovered the fire had quickly grown to 439 acres.