Evacuations lifted at Gun Range Fire

The fire burned 365 acres at Bountiful and Centerville, Utah August 30

Gun Range Fire
The Gun Range Fire started August 30, 2019 in a wildland-urban interface. Photo provided by Utah Fire Info.

The last of the evacuation orders were lifted Saturday morning by the Bountiful Police Department for the areas near the Gun Range Fire that burned 365 acres near Bountiful and Centerville, Utah Friday.

Officials with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest said the fire started from an abandoned campfire believed to have originated above the Lions Gun Range in Bountiful. Authorities are searching for two individuals in a small SUV.

The photo above shows that the fire, which destroyed three homes, occurred in a wildland-urban interface. It appears that firefighters succeeded in keeping that number lower than it could have been.

More information about the Gun Range Fire at Bountiful.

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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.

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