Once part of a community, Brian Head Fire leaves one family's cabin standing alone

Once part of a community, Brian Head Fire leaves one family's cabin standing alone (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) The raging Brian Head Fire was only feet from the Mason family's cabin when crews stopped the flames from spreading.

The family wants to find the people responsible for saving all of their possessions.

"Well I don't know how to get ahold of 1,400 fire people," Jerry Mason said. "I just don't know how to do it."

Jerry and Joyce Mason have owned their cabin up Clear Creek Canyon, near Panguitch Lake, for a few years.

The Masons didn't know what to do when they found out their cabin was the only one of seven in a mountain community to survive the fire.

Unable to get past police lines to see their home with their own eyes, 2News helped approve an escort into the fire zone.

This was the first time the Masons saw their place since the blaze broke out on Saturday, June 17.

"It's going to be depressing to see how much destruction is up there," Jerry Mason said on the drive up to his cabin. "Panguitch Lake just isn't the Garden of Eden that it once was."

After a little help from the fire crews, 2News managed to track down the fire chief in charge of the crew who saved the Mason's family cabin.

"I don't think there is a blade of grass on our place that's burned," said Jerry Mason, looking at the cabin, shocked to see everything just as they left it.

Unfortunately, the crew couldn't save all the homes in the area.

"You have a lot memories there and those are going to be different," said Jerry Mason, speaking about his neighbors' whose homes were destroyed.

The cabin, once surrounded by a community, now stands alone.

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