NORTH OGDEN DIVIDE, Utah, July 8, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews put out a brush fire on the North Ogden Divide in the early hours of Sunday morning in just 10 minutes, officials said.
B-21, E-21, E-22, 3A263 and CH-22 vehicles from the North View Fire District as well as North Ogden Police Department and Weber County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a brush fire on the North Ogden Divide at 1:12 a.m., said a Facebook post from the Fire District.
“According to witnesses a group of people threw fireworks over the edge of the first turnout on the North Ogden side,” the post said. “The vehicle description was given to the police by the witnesses, but the vehicle was traveling too fast to catch a license plate number.”
Due to the wind and the location of the fire, B-61 from Weber Fire District was paged as well, but later cancelled as the fire was contained within 10 minutes of units being on scene.
“The fire burned about 1/4 acre and was located in oak brush and light grasses,” the post said. “We urge our residents to be vigilant and to report suspicious activity. In this case, the witnesses on scene gave a great description of the vehicle involved.”
Weber County Sheriff’s Office is handling the case and the investigation is ongoing.
Anybody that might have additional information about the case is asked to call Weber County Sheriff’s Office on 801-629-8221 or North View Fire District on 801-782-8159.