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Unified Fire Authority

Salt Lake County’s Unified Fire Authority is planning on a busy 4th of July weekend.

Safety Concerns as Fire Investigation Begins

Feb 10, 2014
Emily Bingham Hollingshead

  A four-alarm fire destroyed an apartment building under construction in Salt Lake City yesterday.  The building was empty, and firefighters were able to protect neighboring structures as well as the Smith’s supermarket just across 500 South.  But Jasen Asay  with the Salt Lake City Fire Department says they don’t want to send investigators into the building until it’s safe.  He says one of the problems is a crane that was caught in the flames.

Utah Fire Officials Forecast a Difficult Summer

Jun 11, 2013
Map of 2012 Utah Wildfires
Utah Department of Natural Resources

High temperatures and dry conditions have thrust Utah into what could be a difficult fire season. Crews contained the Flood Canyon Fire in Tooele County on Monday and the National Weather Service issued a “Red Flag Warning” for the St. George area over the weekend.

Jason Curry is a Utah State Fire Information Officer. He says because of late rains and higher snow-pack, this summer probably won’t have as many wildfires as last year, but the risk is still above average.