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
DOLLAR LOSS: Undetermined