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Wildland team contained blaze to six acres
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FARMINGTON — Farmington City Police Chief Guido Smith is crediting the rapid response of multiple fire agencies with containing a fire on the mountainside here to about six acres.

The fire started shortly after midnight just above the Tuscany Cove subdivision and was likely caused by a power transformer that exploded.

Eleven agencies responded, including nearly every Davis County Fire Department and Hill AFB, which sent its tender truck,Smith said. That response kept the fire from becoming “a fire which could have easily turned into something devastating,” in an area of difficult terrain, Smith said.

In addition to the rapid response by area agencies, “Mother Nature helped,” in that winds were minimal, Smith said,  a factor Smith’s crews always worry about while fighting fires on the mountainside.

Fire departments in Davis County formed a wildland response team geared towards fighting such fires, “and that has had significant impact on the success of these operations,” Smith said.

The fire took about three hours to contain and crews were on scene for another three hours mopping up hot spots.

mwiliams@davisclipper.com

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