Downed power line is what sparked Uintah Fire in Weber County

Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 08, 2017

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WEBER COUNTY, Utah – A downed power line is what sparked the Uintah Fire, according to Weber County officials.

As of Friday, the fire has burned more than 600 acres and is 85% contained.

All evacuations orders have been lifted.

However, officials ask that only residents return to the Uintah Highlands neighborhood.

They are urging the public to stay out of the area for safety reasons.

Rocky Mountain Power sent Fox 13 this statement:

We have been working with county and state officials on both the investigation and suppression efforts of the Uintah Fire. We are aware of the county’s findings and announcement.

The company is conducting its own investigation which is still ongoing at this time. We express our sympathies to the families harmed by the fire at this difficult time. We also appreciate the efforts of local public safety officials and firefighters who have worked tirelessly to prevent the spread of this fire.