Crews respond to fire at South Summit home |

Crews respond to fire at South Summit home

Smoke is shown on Tuesday coming from a vacant home as fire crews from two eastern Summit County agencies perform what is known as overhaul operations. A mid-morning blaze destroyed the one-story home in Hoyt Canyon near Marion.
(Courtesy of South Summit Fire Protection District)

A vacant South Summit home was destroyed Tuesday when a mid-morning fire overtook the structure.

At around 9:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, fire crews from two eastern Summit County agencies responded to the home in Hoyt Canyon near Marion. Firefighters from the South Summit Fire Protection District and North Summit Fire District were on scene.

Scott Nagle, a public information officer with the South Summit Fire Protection District, said the home was fully engulfed when crews arrived. He said the one-story home has been vacant for several years.

Most of the flames were contained to the home and surrounding undergrowth. No injuries were associated with the blaze or nearby structures threatened.

“It took us about 45 minutes to contain it to the structure, but we were on scene until around 4 p.m.,” Nagle said.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.


South Summit crew members also responded to a small, human-caused brushfire on Thursday in Kamas.

Nagle said the fire was contained to less than half an acre. It is unknown if any citations were issued.

Nagle said crews have slowly started responding to more calls as the weather has remained hot and dry. However, he said most of the incidents have been minor.

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