Weber crews douse smoky grass fire

Saturday , July 19, 2014 - 1:13 PM

FARR WEST — Weber County fire crews knocked down a grass fire before any major damage could be done to nearby structures Saturday morning.

The blaze started at about 10:30 a.m. in a large field near 2800 N. 1900 West in Farr West. The fire started in an area immediately east of the 2700 North on-ramp to Interstate 15.

A teenage boy, whose father didn’t want him identified, said he and a woman pulled two horses from a nearby stable that was getting heavy smoke from the fire.

The boy said no one was injured in the fire and no other animals were in danger and the horses appeared to suffer no negative effects from the smoke.

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The boy’s father said he was trying to burn down some weeds in the area, but the fire quickly got out of control.

Capt. Casey Naef, with the Weber Fire District said two old outbuildings near the property suffered minor damage in the blaze and one woman was treated for minor smoke inhalation and anxiety.

Naef said in addition to the Weber Fire District, fire departments from North Ogden, Ogden and Plain City responded to the blaze as well.

Contact reporter Mitch Shaw at 801-625-4233 or mishaw@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @mitchshaw23.

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