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Fire at Dump Is Difficult to Fight

Fire at Dump Is Difficult to Fight

Posted - Jun. 25, 2004 at 7:16 a.m.



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(KSL News) -- A blaze at a Davis County dump becomes difficult to fight for fire crews in Bountiful.

Officials say the blaze burned so fast and so hot it made fighting the fire extra difficult.

When they arrived on scene shortly after 10:30 last night, the fire had grown to one or two acres.

Asst. Chief Jim Rampton, South Davis Fire District: "The fire was visible throughout the valley. Big fire, lots of smoke going up, which made it worse due to the high winds."

Bulldozers were moved in to push dirt over the burning garbage simply because water didn't seem to douse the flames.

Authorities say the fire was started in a fresh pile of garbage and something brought in yesterday may have sparked it.

They do not believe it is suspicious and say the fire is under investigation.

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