SAFETY

House, tree fire in Provo under control before it could spread to nearby mountainside

Apr 10, 2021, 9:25 AM | Updated: 11:45 am
Firefighters respond to fire near Mile High Drive in Provo...

(Provo, UT)  —  An early morning house fire on North Mile High Drive in Provo in the area’s northeast bench is under control before it could spread to the mountainside.

Officer Semo with the Provo Police Department says crews got a call around 6 a.m. Saturday morning to a fire that had spread from a house to a nearby tree.

“It was a structure fire, a house fire that caught a tree nearby as well. Both are under control now,” according to Officer Semo just before 8 a.m. Saturday

Semo says there were no injuries and no one was at home at the time of the fire.

Shortly after 6, several KSL traffic troopers texted our news and traffic tip line at 575-00 to alert us of flames and smoke seen from near the mouth of Provo Canyon. One of them, Paul, says he saw the flames, initially thinking this was a brush fire. He says he is grateful the winds weren’t picking up, which would have spread it quickly to the mountainside and may have resulted in real problems on an already dry weekend expected.

Stay with KSL Newsradio for fire watch updates and any further updates on this story.

 

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