Grass fire burns road machinery, threatens buildings

An grass fire fueled by a stiff south wind threatened structures and damaged some road equipment in Logan Monday afternoon. According to North Logan fire chief Jason Killinen, at 12:59 p.m. units from North Logan were dispatched to a grass fire at 250 West 2500 North.

The fire spread quickly and started burning a piece of road construction machinery, sending a column of black smoke into the air. With the wind, the fire started endangering buildings. Additional units were called out from Logan and Smithfield to assist on the fire.

With help from a construction site water truck and the additional resources, the grass fire was contained within approximately 20 minutes and involved about two acres. The machinery was put out a few minutes later.

Units remained on scene until 2:30 p.m. to finish putting out any remaining hot spots. The cause of the fire was ruled to be unintentional, attributed to grinding/hot-work near the dry grass. No injuries were reported.

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