Blaze under control after crews respond to fire threatening homes in Summit County

Posted at 4:05 PM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 18:54:43-04

SILVER SUMMIT, Utah — One family was evacuated and three other homes were on alert in Summit County Saturday after a fire on a half of an acre came within about 10 feet of a residence, and while the fire is out a man suffered minor injuries as he tried to protect his property with a hose.

A public information officer for Summit County confirmed to FOX 13 News just before 4 p.m. that a home was evacuated as a fire threatened structures in the Glenwild area of Silver Summit, which is a census-designated place in Summit County located near Kimball Junction.

Fire officials at the scene said one family was evacuated and residents in three other homes nearby were put on standby in case further evacuations were necessary. Fire officials were able to control the fire and keep it to about half of an acre in size, and the family has since been allowed back to their home. No structures were damaged by the blaze.

A middle-aged man suffered injury as he tried to keep the fire from reaching his home using a hose, and that man was treated at the scene and released without being transported to hospitals.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. As of around 4:30 p.m., fire crews were still mopping up hot spots in the area of the fire.