Police said fireworks are the most likely cause, but they are under investigation
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.
This Centerville barbecue might be fun to show off, as nothing has been done about the state’s fireworks in the middle of a drought. pic.twitter.com/QHhAHvcJt1
– Kip Hackman (@ndy_Dwyer) 4 July 2022