Fire fighters called to a grass fire west of Petersboro

Fire fighters extinguishing grass fire in Petersboro, Aug. 17, 2019 (Courtesy: Newton Fire Department).
Fire fighters mopping up hot spots of a grass fire in Petersboro, Aug. 17, 2019 (Courtesy: Newton Fire Department).

Fire fighters were called to a large grass fire Saturday afternoon on the west side of Cache Valley. The two-alarm fire was reported just after 12 p.m. near 990 North 8000 West in Petersboro, near the border with Box Elder County.

According to emergency radio traffic, a man was using a bee smoker on several hives, when some of the nearby grass ignited. The fire quickly started spreading into a nearby field. It was fueled by the dry brush and southwest winds.

The fire didn’t threaten any buildings or structures.

When fire fighters arrived on the scene, the fire had grown to about two acres in size.

The flames was burning in grass and sagebrush and had destroyed several of the beehives, adding additional hazards for firefighters.

The fire was extinguished within 30 minutes with no injuries.


will@cvradio.com

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