VIDEO: Bald Mountain Fire aftermath destroys campground, damages trails
(KUTV) -- 2News Reporter RaeAnn Christensen participated in a media tour Wednesday morning of the Bald Mountain Fire aftermath above the grotto in Payson Canyon.
She witnessed countless dead trees, a burned campground area and popular hiking trail that was damaged from the massive fire.
Firefighters are keeping watch of the area because it is considered one of the worst days to battle the blaze between the low humidity and the area being under Red Flag Warning conditions.
The Bald Mountain Fire was started by lightning on August 24 in the Mount Nebo Wilderness area, just off the top of Bald Mountain.
In the following weeks, the fire has charred a total of 16,554 acres and is 12 percent contained.
The nearby Pole Creek Fire has burned a total of 84,444 acres with 25 percent containment.