Massive fire in Centerville, Utah prompts evacuations

Police said fireworks are the most likely cause, but they are under investigation

Deuel Creek Fire Map 3:54AM CST Jul 4, 2022
The red dots on the map represent the heat in the Deuel Creek Fire that was detected by satellite as of 3:54 a.m. EDT on July 4, 2022. Looking east.

A fire reported around midnight Sunday forced the evacuation of about 89 homes on the east side of Centerville, Utah. It started near Center Street and Firebreak Street north of Bountiful. The evacuation was later lifted.

Fire authorities estimate that nearly 100 acres have burned, most of it on a steep slope 10 miles north of Salt Lake City.

The Centerville Police Department wrote: “All indications are that this fire was caused by man, the source most likely being fireworks.” on Twitter It’s 5:50 a.m. Monday morning. “We will work with fire investigators to determine the cause.”

Much of western Utah, including the greater Salt Lake City area, was subject to a red flag warning Sunday and Monday due to single-digit humidity and strong winds.

The Type 3 Incident Management Team will take command of the fire Monday morning.

Regarding the tweet below, Spencer J. Cox is the Governor of Utah.

author: Bill Jabert

After working full-time in prairie fires for 33 years, he continues to learn, striving to be a student of fire. View all posts by Bill Gabert

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