Small fire threatens communications towers on Crow Mountain

SMITHFIELD – A small fire atop Crow Mountain north of Smithfield Sunday evening threatened communications towers. According to Smithfield Fire Chief Jay Downs, crews were notified of a small grass fire near the top of the mountain just before 10 p.m.

Crews from Smithfield, Logan, North Logan and the Cache County Fire District responded and had the one acre fire contained by approximately 11:30 p.m. Commercial radio and cellular phone towers are located on the top of the mountain as well as small buildings with electrical and communications equipment inside.

While the fire did threaten the structures, Downs says that there were no damages. An investigation into the exact cause of the fire will continue Monday morning but Downs believes the fire may have been caused by an electrical short.

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