The Big Hollow fire was located about a half mile southeast of the Big Hollow Shooting Range just south of the town of Daniel in Wasatch County. The fire started Friday night and burned a total of 77 acres but did not really spread beyond the first night. Mike Eriksson a spokesperson for the state Division of Forestry, Fire and State lands says they got lucky with some cool nights and had access to resources they needed.
The fire started near the Big Hollow Shooting Range and has been determined to be human caused but was not linked directly to the gun range.
“The start of the fire was adjacent to the gun range it was maybe a quarter mile up the road or something,” Eriksson explained. “The ignition point at least. There is a gun range down there, but it didn't have anything to do with them.”
Eriksson says that nearly all the wildfires in Utah this season were preventable.