Crews on scene of wildland fire in wetlands in Davis County

This photo was taken a few hours after the Legacy Fire was reported, on Friday, Sept. 10. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews are on the scene of a wetland wildfire, the Legacy Fire, in Davis County Friday afternoon.

“Kaysville Fire and Farmington Fire Department are responding to a wildland fire in the wetlands west of Kaysville and Farmington,” said a Facebook post from Kaysville Fire Department at 3 p.m. “The fire is not currently threatening any structures.”

The fire is thought to have been started by lightning, and is estimated at 300 acres.

An update at 4:10 p.m. said the blaze has been named the Legacy Fire and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands has taken command of the incident.

The fire is currently one mile west from any structures and is not a threat to neighborhoods. “However, this can change if there is a significant wind shift,” the update said.

Kaysville Fire and Farmington Fire are remaining in the area with resources from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

“Due to the location of the fire, there is no access for crews to reach the fire, so it will continue to burn,” the update said. “Crews have established a fire break on the West Davis Corridor in the event that the winds do shift.”

Legacy Fire. Photo courtesy Dede Hourican

Residents are asked not to call 911 to ask questions or report the fire. “It is already reported and crews are actively monitoring the situation,” the update said. “Davis County 911 is being inundated with 911 calls related to the fire. Please do not contact 911 unless you have an emergency.”

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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