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Large fire from green waste burns at Salem Rodeo Grounds

Posted at 6:49 AM, Jul 25, 2023

SALEM, Utah — A large fire burned parts of the Salem Rodeo Grounds in Utah County late Monday night.

After receiving the call around 10:15 p.m., crews arrived on the scene and found flames shooting up to 30 feet into the air.

Officials said employees at the rodeo grounds had pushed green waste into a big pile which somehow ignited, starting the fire. Crews often burn green waste, but usually not in summer and this one was not planned.

Even though the flames were impressive, police say the fire was kept to the pile of green waste and there was no damage caused to any of the structures.