Firefighter injured battling grass fire near Utah State Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 9, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A firefighter has been injured battling a grass fire near the Utah State Capitol Friday.

The blaze in the area of 1000 N. Victory Road is less than one acre and as of 1 p.m., is 90% contained, said a tweet from Salt Lake City Fire Department.

A follow-up tweet at 3 p.m. said: “During today’s Victory Road fire a firefighter fell, hurting his knee and leg. Heavy rescue teams packaged and prepared him for Life Flight crews to to ‘pick’ him off the mountainside. Thank you Life Flight and Gold Cross Ambulance for helping our injured member.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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


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