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Brush fire threatens Sandy homes before it's extinguished

Brush fire threatens Sandy homes before it's extinguished

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)


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SANDY — A fast-moving brush fire threatened a dozen homes in Sandy on Monday before it was extinguished.

The fire started around 3:30 p.m. near 10455 S Columbine Circle in the south side of the Dimple Dell gully.

A dozen homes surrounding the gully were threatened as a slight breeze spread the fire north and east, said Sandy Deputy Fire Chief Derek Maxfield.

Homeowner Kaley West recently moved into her home a few months ago. She was headed home from work when she saw the fire.

"I saw this smoke and realized that was my neighborhood. I got closer and it was closer to my backyard," West said. "The firefighters did a really good job. It was really scary watching the whole thing go up."

The fire was quickly contained after burning 8 acres. No structures or homes were damaged.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire. Neighbors said they heard fireworks just before they spotted smoke. Maxfield said fireworks were a "very possible" cause.

"With this time of year, that's definitely something that we consider," he said.

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