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‘Several residents’ rescued from Fruit Heights mudslide

Apr 8, 2023, 6:18 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2023, 2:55 pm

The destroyed barn after the mudslide. (Kaysville Fire Department)...

The destroyed barn after the mudslide. (Kaysville Fire Department)

(Kaysville Fire Department)

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Two people were injured in a mudslide that happened in Fruit Heights, Utah, Saturday afternoon.

According to the Kaysville Fire Department, the slide happened on the east side of 100 S Mountain Road.

“Several residents were entrapped in the slide,” reads the fire department’s Facebook post. “One patient was transported by Kaysville Fire paramedics to an area trauma center with moderate injuries. One other injured person was treated and released at the scene.”

Fruit Heights Mayor John Pohlman told KSL that a man and a woman were stuck when the mudslide happened. Neighbors helped to dig them out of the slide.

The slide impacted no homes, but one barn was destroyed.

Kaysville fire said officials would remain on the scene to monitor the area as the slide remains active.

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‘Several residents’ rescued from Fruit Heights mudslide