DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – Christine and Karl Mason feel sadness after losing their cabin in the Dollar Ridge Fire.
“You don’t realize the total devastation until you drive through it,” said Karl Mason.
He and others with property in the burned areas were allowed back in on Wednesday. Though Mason knew his cabin was gone before entering — he couldn’t imagine the scope of loss.
“Miles and miles and miles of blackened ground,” said Mason.
His wife reflected on the memories of having a cabin there for more than 20 years.
“It’s crazy, you look at powder on the ground — and you realize that’s the sheetrock you put in,” said Christine Mason.
The Masons say there are still items that are badly needed:
Boxes, bleach, household cleaners, paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant. She says the LDS meetinghouse in Fruitland is still collecting and distributing items.