Fire sets off a propane explosion in Pleasant Grove
May 16, 2022, 7:21 AM | Updated: 7:35 am
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.