Brush fire destroys homes in Moab, Utah

The Pack Creek Fire burned approximately eight residences Tuesday

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.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

4 thoughts on “Brush fire destroys homes in Moab, Utah”

  1. I hope the fire is fully contained before the 4 of July because some states are banning fireworks ? ? I don’t know why but they are hopefully no one is hurted

  2. What a thoughtless statement. All you are worried about are fireworks after people lost their home?

  3. I know and love Moab, and grieve for its sorrow. My own town, Los Alamos, New Mexico, burned extensively in 2000, so I can speak from experience. Remember, the ashes will cool, grass and trees will replace the blackness. Just be patient and support one another.

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