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Grass fire burns in mountains above Farmington

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 00:36:05-04

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A grass fire broke out Sunday afternoon in Shepard Canyon, according to the Davis County Sheriff's Office.

The fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m., and authorities believe it was caused by a downed power line.

Farmington City Fire, Kaysville City Fire and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest crews are responding.

The fire was estimated at approximately three acres of grass and brush as of 6 p.m. Sunday.

Rocky Mountain Power told FOX 13 Sunday evening that it had de-energized power lines in the area at the request of fire officials. The outage affects six homes.

A few firefighters hiked up to assess and begin control efforts, and 35 more will arrive Monday morning to work on suppressing the fire.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.