WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — Fire departments are rapidly responding to a fire in Washington County Wednesday evening. The fire started at 5:14 p.m. and has yet to be put out by officials.
The #PecanFire is 10% contained and estimated at 3-5 acres. The fire was human-caused, an individual using a welder sparked the wildfire in the extremely dry grass nearby. Approximately 20 vehicles in a salvage yard have been destroyed. #ffslkw
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) June 11, 2020
Officials say the Pecan Fire in Washington County started due to an individual using a welder, which sparked dry grass. The fire quickly spread over an estimated three to five acres of land. It also spread into a local salvaged vehicle yard; 20 vehicles so far are reportedly destroyed.
Officials reported Wednesday evening the fire is 10% contained and is not affecting local road traffic. However, the fire is smoldering and can be seen from the roads.
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