Fast-moving grass fire threatens east Ogden neighborhood

Ogden fire engine. File photo: Gephardt Daily/Laura Withers

OGDEN, Utah, July 6, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Ogden City firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire early Wednesday morning, and responded to the scene, near 20th Street and Harrison Boulevard.

“Fire units arrived on the scene to a 1-acre grass fire traveling quickly up the hillside,” says a statement issued by the OCFD.

“Units were able to use progressive hose packs to get a wet line around the fire. It was contained within 20 minute of fire crews’ arrival.”

Firefighters from Ogden Fire and South Ogden Fire responded to the fast-moving fire with 13 firefighters, one ladder truck, two engines, five brush trucks and a battalion chief.

“The fire is under investigation, traffic was shut down for approximately two hours, but is now reopened,” the statement says.

The red pin marks the approximate are of the grass fire on Wednesday, July 7, 2022. Image: Google Maps


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