Centerville fire completely contained

Posted at 9:03 PM, Jun 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-13 08:18:54-04

UPDATE: The fire was completely contained on Tuesday afternoon. A few firefighters will monitor the area for several day to make sure it stays out.

No word if anyone will face charges in connection with the blaze.

PREVIOUS: CENTERVILLE, Utah -- Davis County firefighters were able to contain much of the wildfire that sparked above Centerville Monday night.

The fire is expected to be fully contained on Tuesday according to officials. It burned about 20 acres of land.

Four people shooting firearms in the foothills called in the fire and admitted they sparked the blaze, police said. They tell police they were unable to contain it because it grew too fast.

"I think that we need to use precautions. I think that we need to be more civil as a society and think about others first and think about precautionary measures," said Patricia Blotter, a Centerville resident.

Firefighters from South Davis Fire, Farmington, Kaysville, and the U.S. Forest Service arrived at the fire burning just north of Ford Canyon at about 8:40 p.m. There the fire grew in the hills above Parrish Lane.

Fire crews were able to stop the fire spreading on the north side first around 10 p.m. and after started working the flames on the south side, while winds played not much of an issue.

No homes were affected by the fire. However, Centerville Police asked for voluntary evacuations, in which three residences on 1825 North, near Firebreak Rd. decided to leave at about 10 p.m.

"It's not a good time to be shooting up there when the brush is dry," said Scott Sappenfield, a Centerville resident.