25 MPH Winds Cause Fire, Evacuation


At approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the Price City Fire Department was paged to extinguish a reportedly “small grass fire.” Strong winds in the area led to a downed, arcing power line, which started the fire near Savage Services on 1000 South 1615 East in Price. The 25 MPH winds coming from the southeast gave new life to the fire, spreading it near the road, forcing Price City Police to close off 1000 South.

Rocky Mountain Power was called to cut power to the line while crews began fighting the fire from the north. At least two power poles caught on fire before crews could get to them. Wellington Fire Department, Helper Fire Department and FFC (Federation of Fire Chaplains) all arrived on the scene to assist with the fire. Melody Estates Trailer Park was evacuated as a safety precaution.

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