SNOWVILLE -- Volunteer firefighters from surrounding towns were called into action Friday to fight a fire that eventually consumed 350 acres of grass.
The fire started around 1 p.m. Friday near Mile Marker 16 on Highway 84, 10 miles east of Snowville. It took about seven hours to contain.
Clint Norman, assistant fire warden for Box Elder County, said the fire started from sparks when a U-Haul truck blew a tire. Fire crews from Tremonton, Garland, Thatcher, Snowville, Corinne, Fielding and two state engines responded.
Norman said several fields surrounded the burning area, aiding firefighters' efforts.