Fire in Leeds

LEEDS — A fire broke out in Leeds Tuesday that damaged property and left the property owner with a minor injury. Washington County has a long history of wildfires during the summer months. Most are human-caused.

“It is under investigation,” Adam Heyder, Washington County Fire Warden said. “It was human caused, but not intentional. It was not arson.”

The fire broke out in Leeds today on residential private unincorporated land.

“It is contained,” Heyder said.

“Minor injury to home owner, he was treated and released at the scene,” Heyder said. The estimated damage is difficult to say, a lot of old vehicles on the property burned up.”

With approach of the fire season, Washington County Emergency Services would like to remind all county residents and visitors of the importance of being cautious with fire.

Units from the Leeds Fire Department, Hurricane Fire Department and  Utah Forestry Fire and State Land were involved in containing the fire.

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1 Comment

  • real life June 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Just waiting for the big one that will probably be started by some dumb hillbilly grinding on metal.

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