NEWS - Multiple Crews Keep Wind-driven Fire Contained


A grass fire in Deweyville was contained, thanks to the efforts of crews from Tremonton, Garland and Central Box Elder Fire District - as well as the canal. Photo courtesy CBEFD

DEWEYVILLE - Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, June 29, 2022


Fire crews from Tremonton, Garland and Central Box Elder Fire District worked together Tuesday evening, June 29, to keep a grass fire in Deweyville under control and prevent it from spreading to nearby structures.


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Multiple units were utilized to keep the grass fire from spreading to nearby structures. Photo courtesy John Hurley

Tremonton's Duty Chief Chris Scothern said the fire was reported about 5:15 p.m., and was caused by a swather cutting hay in a field below the canal. Seven units with 13 firefighters responded to battle the blaze but, with a strong wind blowing, the flames quickly spread from one field to another, burning about three acres before the crews were able to bring it under control. Having the canal as a natural firebreak helped with that containment, he added.


Scothern said the fire was reportedly contained just before 6 p.m.


Photo courtesy CBEFD

Photo courtesy CBEFD

Photo courtesy CBEFD