A fast moving vegetation fire spread from a wooded area into a Moab neighborhood at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Soon after it started west of the Cinema Court apartment complex law enforcement officers began evacuating residents in the path of the fire as firefighters began suppression efforts. Late Tuesday night the Police Department reported that a preliminary survey indicates that eight homes, one garage, and two parking canopies were destroyed.
Five firefighters and a small number of civilians were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation or heat exhaustion.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire with assistance from other agencies.
BREAKING: Moab fire causing evacuations as homes are consumed. pic.twitter.com/DQMwztyXWH
— Heidi Hatch (@tvheidihatch) June 13, 2018
Team coverage continues on #2NEWSAM : @RaeOnTheNews is live in #Moab as daylight shows the damage caused by the fast-moving fire. Officials expect to release new information this morning. https://t.co/uhMPbMBS0G @KUTV2News @moabpolice @CityofMoab pic.twitter.com/oM7CuyQLdt
— Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarrisTV) June 13, 2018
Getting our first look at the fire damage in Moab now. Last update was 8 homes destroyed. Awaiting @CityofMoab news conference this morning. I’ll be live on @KSL5TV at 12 and 12:30. pic.twitter.com/zAHRhndIUf
— Sean Moody (@SeanMoodyKSL) June 13, 2018