Pony Fire contained, evacuees go back to their homes

The Pony Fire is contained and evacuees from the South Boulder River area and the community of Mammoth have been allowed back into their homes.

The fire, which started on June 24, burned about 5,100 acres northwest of Pony. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Madison County Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 reward for information about the start of the blaze.

On Monday, management of the fire was transferred to a smaller type III incident command team, which would handle mop up duties and rehabilitation of areas around the fire.

The breakdown of acreage burned by the fire includes 1,064 acres of private land, 115 acres of state land and 3,978 acres of federal land.

The fire burned two homes, five outbuildings, including one bridge.

Madison County moved to stage 1 fire restrictions on Tuesday. The restrictions mean no open fires except within a developed recreation site. Smoking is also banned except within a vehicle or building or developed recreation site or while standing in an area three feet in diameter cleared of flammable material. There is also no open burning or fireworks.

The fire danger on the Madison Ranger District remains high and there are similar restrictions in place for all federal and state land in Madison County. If you have any questions about fire restrictions, contact local fire officials at either the Madison Ranger District or Madison County with questions. You can reach the Madison Ranger District at 682-4253. Chris Mumme, director of Madison County Emergency Management can be reached at 843-5301.

If you have any information about the cause of the Pony Fire, call Madison County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-662-7631 (1-877-NOCRME1). You may remain anonymous.

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