Hicks Creek Fire south of Cedar City, Utah

Above: Hicks Creek Fire October 17, 2016. Screen grab from Inciweb video.

The Hicks Creek Fire has burned about 1,100 acres four miles south of Cedar City Utah. The cause is under investigation but a private landowner checking on a smoldering pile of logging debris initially reported it.

From Inciweb:

Firefighters responded at that time and based on dozer lines and other containment features, planned to suppress the fire beginning the following morning. High winds after midnight caused the fire to escape containment resulting in rapid growth and a call for resources.

Strong winds are expected to continue through Tuesday.

The main reason we wanted to tell you about the Hicks Creek Fire was to show you this video. The narrator uses Google Earth to show us around the fire. This is a great idea, and was even enhanced with embedded video and still photos.

Map Hicks Creek Fire
Map of the Hicks Creek Fire at 9:46 p.m. MDT October 17, 2016.