Truck fire ignites small brush fire in Providence Canyon

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Fire fighters and emergency crews were called to a truck fire in Providence Canyon Tuesday night. The fire spread to nearby grasses and burned a small area of brush.

The fire was reported by a witness, who called 911 just after 9:00 p.m. They claimed the truck was completely engulfed in flames and winds were blowing the fire to a nearby hillside.

Logan City Fire Marshal Craig Humphreys said crews were able to arrive quickly on the scene, and extinguish the blaze before it spread.

“They were on it really quick and got it put out before it spread very far,” Humphreys said. “They got the wildland portion put out and then put the rest of the truck out.

“The only concern we did have was the truck was equipped with propane, which includes a propane tank on the vehicle. That was a hazard we had to be careful about.”

The fire burned less than ½ an acre and no one was injured.

Humphreys said it appears that the truck malfunctioned just before the fire started. Crews do not believe the fire was suspicious.

“The owner of the vehicle said he was just driving up the canyon. Another vehicle stopped him and said there was a lot of smoke coming from underneath their vehicle. They stopped and next thing you know, a fire was coming from the engine compartment.”

Deputies temporarily closed the canyon while crews extinguished the fire.

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