SUPERIOR – Sweetwater County Fire District Number 1 Fire Chief Jim Wamsley said that the brush fire reported south of Superior this afternoon was contained at 9 p.m. Wamsley said that the burned area was estimated at 20 plus acres. The fire was caused by a pickup stuck in a gully.
Two fire district engines and two BLM engines responded to the fire. Mop-up tomorrow operations will continue tonight and into tomorrow with some fire fighting activity inside the perimeter for a few days.
Wamsley noted that as the weather gets warmer fires ignite more easily.