News short: Brush fire at 2450 East Park

St. George Fire Dept. truck on scene of fire at 2450 East Park, St. George, Utah, March 9, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – At approximately 12:45 p.m. Sunday, St. George City firefighters extinguished a brush fire at the 2450 East Park located at 130 North 2450 East in St. George.

Three fire engines and two brush trucks from St. George Fire Department arrived on scene around noon after a plume of smoke was reported hovering above the park.

Firefighters clean up area of land after extinguishing fire at Washington City Park, Washington, Utah, March 9, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
Firefighters clean up area of land after extinguishing fire at 2450 East Park, St. George, Utah, March 9, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

The base of the fire was discovered on the east side of the park, just past the paved path that separates the field of grass from a cluster of wild brush and tamarisk.

“We put the fire out really quick,” fire Shift Capt. David Slack said, “no structures were damaged.”

As of 12:45 p.m. the cause of the fire was undetermined. Slack said there will be a further investigation as to what may have caused it.

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