Fire in Eden contained after threatening multiple structures
Aug 31, 2023, 4:42 PM | Updated: Sep 1, 2023, 6:02 am
EDEN, Utah — A small hillside burn quickly turned into a dangerous fire as it moved toward surrounding structures Thursday afternoon.
The fire began southeast of Northfork near River Drive in Eden. It endangered several homes in the area, but was contained by approximately 4:35 p.m., said prevention specialist Kelly Wickens with Utah Fire Info.
#NewStart by Eden, Utah. SE of Northfork near River Drive. Emerging incident with structures threatened. Estimated 2 acres. Resources are on scene. More information to follow. Jurisdiction is State Lands, unincorporated. pic.twitter.com/2OqRMhQvjq
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) August 31, 2023
Fire Warden Richard Cooper said the fire directly endangered 10 homes, but fortunately did not burn any structures. Cooper said there was some property damage.
The fire is under investigation. It’s estimated that it burned over 4 acres.