Another Brush Fire, This Time Near Costco
A brush fire broke out at 2:30 on Saturday in St. George in a field just North of the Sportsman's Warehouse. Several fire crews arrived and set up behind Cal Ranch, the backside of Harbor Freight and the North side of the Sportsman's parking lot. Water streamed from the trucks as grey and black smoke billowed into the sky.
Several engines navigated all the vehicles moving through this busy part of town to arrive at the scene. Traffic was directed around the side street North of Costco. With the quick response from multiple fire crews, the fire looked to be under control by 3 pm. No structures were reported damaged.
This is one of three brush fires that have broken out over the last week. With warmer weather the brush is drying out and there is more of it due to the wet spring.
Firefighters asked that when these fires break out that the public stay back. It's natural to be curious when you see smoke in the air, but trying to get a look can get in the way of firefighters getting into position to do their job.