“Contained burn” in Weber Co. goes rogue, damages buildings, equipment
EDEN, Ut — A fire that began Saturday afternoon around 6100 East and 1800 North in Eden, Utah, began as a contained burn. Weber County is now in a time period called a burn window when burning on private property is allowed by the Utah Division of Air Quality according to officials.
However, Weber County fire officials said the landowner lost control of a contained burn on Saturday afternoon.
Deputy Weber County Fire District Chief David Reed told KSL that once the fire grew out of containment it burned a shed, a fence, and farm equipment.
“He didn’t have the precautions that are required by law, to have a means of extinguishment,” Reed said. The fire damaged the property and equipment of five other people.
The landowner in question will be cited with a class B misdemeanor. Reed said the landowner may also face civil penalties.
No injuries were reported, and an investigation continues.
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