Firefighters quickly extinguish grass fire

LOGAN — Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a grass fire Saturday afternoon before it spread or threatened any homes. The fire occurred on the east bench above Cliffside, near the area of Winding Way and Quail Way.

Logan City Fire Inspector Aaron Walker said crews were able to start fighting the fire quickly after it was reported, just after 1 p.m.

“We had our first battalion chief on scene less than five minutes after that, to get some eyes on it and start assigning resources,” explained Walker. “It was only another six-or-eight minutes after that, we were able to get water on the fire. Because this particular area had some trails and some pathways that allowed us to get where we needed to be relatively quickly and get a handle on it.”

Multiple fire units and brush teams were able to quickly extinguish the fire in less than 30 minutes.

Walker said the fire started after someone using a pasture mower, sparked and ignited the dry grass.

“He thought it was still had enough moisture that it wouldn’t have taken off like it did. It surprised him, the individual running the mower.”

The fire did not threaten any structures. No homes had to be evacuated.

Walker explained that the fire was limited to about three-to-five acres, thanks to the quick efforts of crews.

“It had potential to be a whole bunch more but they got a good stop on in it. It was going up a draw to the east that ended up leading it right up the side of the mountain. So because of the access and quick response of the units throughout the county, they were able to get a quick handle on it.”

Crews fear the threat of fires will only increase during the hot and dry summer months ahead.


will@cvradio.com

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