Crews contain field fire near Jordan River, 3900 South

Posted at 7:47 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 23:35:45-05

SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Firefighters from several agencies responded to a field fire in the Jordan River bottoms near 3900 South Wednesday night.

Crews from Unified Fire Authority, West Valley Fire, Salt Lake Fire and South Salt Lake Fire all responded to the blaze, according to UFA. Fox 13 News first heard report of the fire around 7:30 p.m.

The fire spread over an area of a few acres, but by about 9 p.m. the fire was largely extinguished. Crews will remain on scene overnight to monitor hot spots.

Matt McFarland, UFA, says there are several homeless camps in the vicinity, and firefighters worked to make sure all of them were clear of the scene. He said several propane tanks in those camps complicated fire fighting efforts.

The fire is believed to be human caused. While several people were observed near the scene in handcuffs, it is not clear if any arrests have been made in connection with the fire.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.