Grass Fire believed to be caused by fireworks

Logan city fire fighter soaking "hotspots" on a grass fire started by fireworks.

<strong>LOGAN —</strong> Fireworks are believed to be the cause of a late-night grass fire Monday night in Logan, south of Highway 89 and 900 East.

Logan City Fire Chief Jeff Peterson said four crews reported to the fire just after 10 p.m. Monday night. The fire was under control within an hour. Because of the steep terrain, crews watched the scene overnight and then finished soaking hot spots Tuesday morning.

Fireworks were found near the fire. Peterson said neighbors in the area reported seeing someone lighting fireworks just before the fire started. The suspects were gone by the time crews arrived on the scene.

Peterson said it is important for residents to call police if they see people lighting fireworks in prohibited areas or when the firework season is closed.

“People have got to watch out, help us watch out, and call us when people are firing fireworks off,” said Peterson. “There shouldn’t be anyone doing it now. The season is closed. Even if it wasn’t, you should never be firing that stuff off in an area like this.”

All fireworks are prohibited from now until July 21 when they will be legal to light in safe areas until July 27.

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