Brush fire burns 15 acres in Magna

5 photos
Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MAGNA — A brush fire has burned more than 15 acres in Magna.

The fire started just after midnight near 9200 West just north of state Route 201.

Firefighters said a transformer exploded on the south side of the road, but the fire began on the other end of the line, on the north side.

The flames quickly spread through the brush on Kennecott property and burned several power poles. Crews were concerned about several structures.

“Our crews have worked to make sure that those are protected and have created defensives around those to minimize the possibilities that they might burn,” said Battalion Chief Brian Anderton of the Unified Fire Authority.

The fire is contained, meaning firefighters have surrounded it. However, hot pockets continue to burn.

Anderton said crews will remain on scene throughout Thursday morning, cutting down the brush and making sure no other power poles catch fire.


Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Shara Park


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast