Crews monitoring fire burning through Davis County wetlands
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Crews are working to contain a wildfire that sparked Friday afternoon near the Farmington Bay area in Davis County.
State fire officials said the Legacy Fire — located west of Kaysville, Layton and Farmington — had burned an estimated 300 acres due to “inaccessible terrain.”
Due to inaccessible terrain the #LegacyFire has burned an est.300 acres. The fire is located West of Kaysville, Layton and Farmington. No structures threatened or closures in place. Crews will continue to work from the closest road near the fire. Please avoid the area. #kmyffsl pic.twitter.com/5N5QmwhUYi
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) September 10, 2021
According to an update around 8:40 p.m. Friday from officials with the Kaysville Fire Department, “a strong rain storm swept through the area and controlled most of the fire. The rain also cleared out a substantial amount of smoke that was looming over east Davis County.”
Officials said Kaysville and Farmington fire departments will remain on scene throughout the evening to monitor the blaze.
Firefighters said pockets of smoke will be visible through the weekend but no additional growth is expected due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
No structures have reportedly been damaged, and no civilians or firefighters sustained any injuries due to the fire.
Thick black smoke and flames from the Legacy Fire could be seen pouring into the air Friday afternoon.
Kaysville Fire officials urged nearby residents not to call 911 as the fire had already been reported.
“DO NOT call 911 to ask questions or to report the fire. It is already reported and crews are actively monitoring the situation. Davis County 911 is being inundated with 911 calls related to the fire. Please do not contact 911 unless you have an emergency,” read a Facebook post from the KFD.
The public was asked to avoid the area while firefighters battle the blaze.
Drivers were also urged not to stop along the shoulder of Interstate 15 or Legacy Parkway to watch or take pictures.
We would like to remind drivers to continue driving safely and please do not stop along the shoulder of I-15 or Legacy Highway to view or take pictures of the current grass fire.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) September 10, 2021
At one point during the evening, more than 8,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers were without power in Farmington and Layton.
A cause for the outage was not immediately available.
Officials said the Legacy Fire was caused by lightning.