Goshen home a ‘total loss’ after fireworks start blaze in Utah County

Jul 22, 2022, 7:38 PM | Updated: 11:06 pm

GOSHEN, Utah — A Utah County home is a total loss after a structure fire associated with fireworks blazed up Friday.

The Utah County Fire Marshall say a firework and a hay pile led to the destruction of the home in tiny Goshen Utah in the southern reaches of the county.

“It’s hot and dry out here, please be careful and avoid unnecessary risk this holiday weekend,” the fire marshal Twitter account said.”Protect yourself from accidents with fireworks.”

After a fire in Goshen, Utah, the home was declared a total loss. (Utah County) After a fire in Goshen, Utah, the home was declared a total loss. (Utah County) After a fire in Goshen, Utah, the home was declared a total loss. (Utah County) After a fire in Goshen, Utah, the home was declared a total loss. (Utah County)

The fire, and warning, came as Salt Lake City temperatures reached a record-tying 104 degrees. Fireworks are legal for a short time around the celebration of Pioneer Day and Pie and Beer day. Utah’s Gov. Spencer Cox implored residents to be careful and avoid anything unsafe.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the firework shot toward the hay bales next to the house, starting a fire that couldn’t be controlled until the structure was ruined. He said Goshen Genola and Santaquin fire departments would take several hours to put the fire out.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Michael Houck

Utah juvenile services staff member arrested for sexually abusing housed juvenile

A man who worked in a Utah juvenile services facility was arrested for frequently sexually abusing one of the facility's juveniles.
16 hours ago
a motorhome is on its side in the middle of a wet freeway...
Brooke Williams

Motorhome rollover blocks SB I-15 in Farmington

A motorhome blocked the interstate when it rolled over on its side.
16 hours ago
The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office and Jail in Heber City is pictured on Friday, March 12, 2021. (...
Brooke Williams

Heber man surrendered with firearm after hours-long SWAT barricade

A man in Heber City was barricaded by SWAT and police officers after he made threats while intoxicated, intending bodily harm with a firearm.
16 hours ago
Students at Juan Diego Catholic School (KSL-TV)...
Michael Locklear

Private schools celebrate state funding, expect ‘significant uptick in enrollment’

Utah’s private schools are celebrating that they’ll receive state funding for the first time through a new school choice program.
2 days ago
The crashed truck. (Utah Highway Patrol)...
Michael Houck

Passenger dead after attempting to move crashed truck on SR-89

A passenger was fatally hit by a trailer after a car crashed into it Friday night, according to Utah Highway Patrol
2 days ago
One the of climbers in the training camp climbing a wall. (KSL-TV's Alex Cabrero)...
Alex Cabrero

USA Climbing Camp for Paris 2024 begins in Salt Lake City

As the Summer 2024 Olympic Games draws closer, those athletes looking to participate begin their training. 
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Goshen home a ‘total loss’ after fireworks start blaze in Utah County