Fire burns across South Jordan golf course

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 1:09 PM


SOUTH JORDAN — Firefighters are investigating what caused a fast-moving brush fire that forced evacuations of about 20 homes in South Jordan.

Officials say the fire started near the Glenmoor Golf Course after 4 p.m. Tuesday and spread to nearby fences and sheds.

Some residents used garden hoses to fight the flames, and four people were treated for minor burns.

The dozens of firefighters who responded had the blaze contained in about an hour.

Some grass on the golf course was scorched, and The Salt Lake Tribune reports six homes were damaged.

South Jordan Fire Department Battalion Chief Reed Thompson says cotton-like seeds from cottonwood trees helped fuel the fire.

South Jordan Battalion Chief Reed Thompson says the fire started in a residential backyard Tuesday afternoon and quickly destroyed a fence and some buildings.

The fire grew to about 10 acres, spreading across Glenmoor Golf Course. It was contained around 5:10 p.m.

Thompson says 30 homes were evacuated, but residents have since been allowed to return.

Thompson says three people suffered injuries believed to be minor. Information on their injuries was not immediately available.

He says the fire caused damage to several homes and properties.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the blaze.

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