SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, July 25, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews battled three fires along the Jordan River Parkway trail in the early hours of Wednesday morning, officials said.
South Salt Lake Fire Department Battalion Chief Shane Conrad told Gephardt Daily the fires were in the area of 2100 South to 2600 South and 1000 West, two on the west side of the trail and one on the east side, and the first broke out at approximately 1 a.m.
Conrad said firefighters don’t believe the fires were started by fireworks, as they had no complaints about fireworks at that area, and there is a station about six blocks away from the incidents and crews did not hear any fireworks go off around that time.
“It could be suspicious in nature,” said Conrad said. “We’ve got people that are using the parkway at all hours of the day.”
Less than one acre in total was burned, between all three fires.
South Salt Lake was joined by the West Valley City Fire Department in fighting the fires.
No one was injured and there was no damage to any structures, Conrad said.
The official cause of the fires is still under investigation.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.