UTAH COUNTY, Utah — Two people were taken to hospitals with third-degree burns Wednesday after a UTV caught on fire.
Sgt. Wayne Keith with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said they were called about the incident just before noon and responded to the 5 Mile Pass area.
Keith said witnesses riding behind the vehicle reported the engine of the Polaris 1000 side-by-side UTV blew up and caught the vehicle on fire, sparking a brush fire in the area as well.
A man and a woman, both between the ages of 19 and 21, suffered third-degree burns. Keith said the burns are considered serious but not life-threatening.
The burning vehicle caught some nearby brush on fire, and about 1/3 of an acre burned as a result.
It was not immediately clear what caused the reported explosion and fire.
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