Sugarhouse Park Fireworks spark five small grass fires

ATTENTION: News Desk / Assignment Editors

MEDIA HOTLINE: 801-550-0121

INCIDENT TYPE: One-alarm fire

LOCATION: Sugarhouse Park and I-80

During the July 4th Sugarhouse Fireworks Show, sparks from the fireworks ignited five small grass fires in the area.

Together, the fires affected about two acres. The one-alarm fire affected traffic, and the I-80 westbound off-ramp (on 1300 East) was shut down for more than an hour.

The fire was one of many throughout the Salt Lake Valley on July 4th. Several were determined to have been caused by fireworks.

CAUSE: Firework sparks

FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED: Nine

NUMBER OF ALARMS: One

RESPONSE TIME: 3 minutes

MUTUAL AID: None

INJURIES: None

DOLLAR LOSS: Undetermined