SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah, June 7, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews battled a brush fire that spread to approximately one acre in South Salt Lake Thursday evening.
Capt. Mike Ishida, South Salt Lake Fire Department, said the brush fire broke out along the river bottom on the Jordan River Parkway Trail in the area of 3792 S. Carlisle Park Lane (1100 West) at approximately 8:30 p.m.
“It’s lit up a lot of cotton droppings from the cottonwood trees down there,” Ishida said. “It’s pretty green in there so it hasn’t burned too bad other than the dropped cotton and some of the logs that are laying on the ground.”
He said that although the River Run Condos are nearby, at 3700 to 3728 S. Carlisle Park Lane, that apartment complex was not threatened, though the smoke was a nuisance.
Ishida said around 15 firefighters were on the scene from South Salt Lake, joined by West Valley City Fire Department.
He added a fire investigator is also at the location and will be working for the next day or so to find leads.
Ishida said the incident serves as a warning that there is currently a lot of growth in areas such as these because of how wet the month of May was, and so there will be high fire danger through the rest of the summer.