Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, fires in the mountains east of Centralville are now 10% contained, and firefighters are “feeling good” about the progress being made and “hopefully more control” Tuesday, according to a news release.
A fire broke out on Sunday night, destroying 89 homes. Residents were allowed to return home early Monday, and by Tuesday morning – no structures had been rotated.
The fire burned 129 acres[129ha]by Tuesday. According to officials, Monday there was “little heat in the area despite low temperatures, low humidity and dry vegetation.”
However, steep and rugged terrain is becoming increasingly difficult for firefighting efforts, and unstable trees pose a security risk. “Employees will continue their efforts to completely suppress any structure or infrastructure loss,” Forest Service said.
As firefighting efforts continued, Parish Creek Road was closed from Bonneville Shorline Road east to Great West Road.
A total of 169 workers were battling the blaze on Tuesday, including three helicopter units, four engines, two thermal workers and two artisans.
Officials suspect the fire may have started, but are working to determine the cause. Anyone who has information or pictures of the fire from Sunday night can call the Centreville Police Department at 801-292-8441.
Firefighters are urging the public to stay away from the area where the fire broke out and not to disturb firefighters and to keep the helicopters flying there.