UPDATED: Brush fire near Dixie Regional Medical Center burns 16.5 acres

ST. GEORGE — A brush fire on the hill above Foremaster Drive in St. George near Dixie Regional Medical Center started at approximately 5 p.m. and was threatening some structures in the area. The fire burned a total of 16.5 acres and did not cause any damage to the structures in the area.

Updated 8 p.m.:  Fire out, additional details.

A brush fire burns above Foremaster Drive in St. George, Utah, on June 27, 2020. | Photo by Ron Chaffin, St. George News

The fire burned 16.5 acres with no structures damaged according to Washington County Fire Warden Adam Heyder. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

“I don’t think there was any damage but there were quite a few large commercial structures threatened to the north side, multiple homes on the east side of the fire and one of the power substations here in St. George off of 900 South was threatened as well,” Heyder said.

The response to the fire was primarily from the St. George Fire Department with the Forest Service, state of Utah and the Bureau of Indian Affairs assisting.

Heyder said that the fire crews would be leaving the scene around 8 p.m.

Structures, including a hospital office building across the street from the main campus, were threatened.

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