Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 30, 2014
Firefighter injured while responding to North Tooele grassfire Thursday

One firefighter was injured while fighting a grass fire that threatened businesses near east 2000 North in Tooele Thursday.

The firefighter was transported for medical treatment and released the same day when he fell and hit his head after being hit with a hose line during the Thursday morning firefighting effort, said Bucky Whitehouse, assistant chief with the Tooele City Fire Department.

The fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, had burned about five acres by the time it was reported to firefighting units Thursday at about 11 a.m.

It was pushed and fueled to the north by winds of about 15 mph, threatening businesses including C.R. England, Whitehouse said. Three brush trucks and one structure fire engine responded to fight the fire, and were able to control the blaze before any property was damaged.

“All things considered, we got control of it pretty quickly,” he said. “There was no damage on the England property and it was pretty much contained to the grass. It burned into some of the structure areas, but we didn’t see any damage to the buildings or vehicles. It burned right up to it, but it didn’t do any damage.” 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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