FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2023
Spanish Fork, Utah — At approximately 3:43 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2023, the Spanish Fork Fire & EMS department was dispatched to an outbuilding fire at 8613 South 780 East in Utah County.
As the first unit arrived on scene, the fire had already consumed and collapsed a 20’ x 30’ outbuilding. Firefighters were able to contain the fire in 14 minutes and completed full extinguishment in 1 hour.
Damages are estimated at approximately $55,000.00. The fire was caused by an authorized controlled agricultural fire that got out of control when high winds pushed through the area.
Spanish Fork Fire & EMS Chief Eddie Hales would like to remind everyone to make sure when burning during the open burn season that you follow all of the procedures outlined by the jurisdictions that you live within, have an active burn permit, and a water resource to be able to extinguish your fire.
ABOUT SPANISH FORK CITY
Located in southern Utah County, Spanish Fork is the fourth largest city in the county, with over 43,000 residents. Spanish Fork strives to maintain a high quality of life for working, recreating, and living, all while preserving the community’s small-town heritage, making Spanish Fork City the home of pride and progress.
Chief of Fire & EMS