Fire Threatens Provo Homes

Fire Threatens Provo Homes

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(KSL News) Tense moments in a Provo neighborhood when a wildfire comes dangerously close to homes.

Fire Threatens Provo Homes

The fire started just before 9 pm in the area of 5151 North Riverpark Drive, a few miles south and west of the mouth of Provo Canyon.

Crews were able to set up a fire line that kept the flames away from the homes. Some residents grabbed their garden hoses and got ready to battle the fire. Other decided on their own to get out.

"I went out on my deck to see what was going on, and here's this great big ball of fire. I thought, 'Good night, we've had it,'" a resident said.

Fire Threatens Provo Homes

"So I just grabbed the dog and some of the important papers and the pictures and things that are irreplacable. About that time, some neighbors came knocking on the door and said, 'You know, you need to get out of here.'"

The fire now has been contained. As for what caused it, investigators will head back out today to search for clues.

Fire Threatens Provo Homes

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