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Fire Crews Busy Overnight Battling Blazes Across State

Jul 25, 2019, 8:35 AM | Updated: 8:48 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Dry conditions have added to fire dangers in Utah, and crews across the state were battling blazes overnight.

In Morgan, crews battled a grass fire that damaged a house. Officials said the homeowners were lighting fireworks when the fire started. Crews were able to stop the flames before they spread to the interior of the house.

Firefighters also extinguished a  fire in Midvale overnight. The flames sparked on the side of I-15 in the area of 7400 South. It began as a car fire and then spread to the dry brush on the side of the highway.

In Salt Lake City, a fire burned dangerously close to a home in the area of 1700 South and Foothill Drive. Salt Lake City Fire Department was able to knock down the fire quickly and stopped the flames before they could do any serious structure damage.

The cause of the Salt Lake City fire has not yet been released.

Firefighters remain on high alert Thursday.

 

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