SAFETY

Fire sets off a propane explosion in Pleasant Grove

May 16, 2022, 7:21 AM | Updated: 7:35 am
Fire destroyed a shed and caused a power outage in Pleasant Grove...
A fire destroyed a shed and caused a power outage Sunday in Pleasant Grove. Photo credit: Chase Gustman/Pleasant Grove Fire Department

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A fire that began with a homeowner burning branches in his backyard ended with an explosion and a power outage in Pleasant Grove on Sunday.

Pleasant Grove Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Chase Gustman told KSL NewsRadio that the homeowner left the fire unattended for a few minutes and it spread to the shed on his property.

“That started on fire and it exploded,” Gustman said, “popping the roof off the shed and involving the power lines above the shed.”

A power outage extended for a couple of blocks around the property at 700 South Main Street in Pleasant Grove.

The fire did not injure anyone.

Gustman said police will determine whether the homeowner gets a citation.

Related: Close carbon monoxide call has fire department saying, “check your detectors”

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Fire sets off a propane explosion in Pleasant Grove