Firefighters in Short Creek battle blaze involving chicken coop, cheatgrass

Hildale/Colorado City Fire Department engine, Hildale, Utah, April 28, 2019 | File photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. — Fire crews in Short Creek responded to a structure fire Monday afternoon in Colorado City, Arizona.

Map showing approximate location of a chicken coop fire in Colorado City, Arizona, July 8, 2019 | Image courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News

Crews responded to the fire at Barlow and Black Avenue at 12:45 p.m. involving a chicken coop and railroad ties, Hildale/Colorado City Fire Chief Kevin Barlow said, adding that wild cheatgrass in the area was also ablaze.

Crews extinguished the blaze and remained on scene until about 2 p.m. to conduct a salvage and overhaul operation to ensure the fire was fully out.

The cause of the fire is unknown as of Monday afternoon, Barlow said, noting that the only damage was to the chicken coop.

This report is based on statements from emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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