Fire Destroys Chevron Gas Station


July 15, 2023


Fire Destroys Chevron Gas Station

Spanish Fork, Utah —  At approximately 12:03 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2023, the Spanish Fork Fire & EMS department was dispatched to a commercial fire at the Chevron Gas Station located at 3601 East Canyon Road.

A passerby coming out of Spanish Fork Canyon noticed smoke coming from the gas station and made the call to 911 to report the fire.  First arriving Spanish Fork Fire & EMS units reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the southwest corner of the building which had already breached through the roof.

Crews were able to control the fire and contain it to the southwest portion of the building.  

Spanish Fork Fire & EMS units were assisted by Spanish Fork Police Dept., Mapleton Fire & Rescue, Salem Fire Dept, Woodland Hills Fire Dept., Payson Fire & Rescue, Genola Fire Dept., Central Utah 911, Dominion Energy, and Spanish Fork Public Works.   Three chief officers, one investigator, 36 firefighters, five engines, two ladders, two squads, one air and light trailer, and one ambulance responded overall to the incident.

 The fire was controlled by crews within 1 hour and 30 minutes of arrival on scene.

Damages are estimated at one million dollars to the business.  The fire was determined to have originated in the kitchen area of the service station and was caused due to an electrical arc/malfunction in the breaker panel causing the fire.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries during the incident; however, he was able to return to regular duty.