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MGFP responds to six emergency calls within 22 hours

September 1, started with six emergency calls within 22 hours. Mountain Green Fire Protection District reported on their social media that it started at 2 p.m. with a call for a sick infant. At 7:30 p.m., not only did Engine and Brush 131 but Weber Engine 64 and South Weber Brush 1 responded to a bag of clothing on fire, 84 Westbound. “Luckily, it did not ignite the very dry brush,” responders commented.

An hour later a camper pulling a trailer had burning brakes. Once again with the help of Weber Engine 64 and South Weber Engine 1, volunteers extinguished the fire and cooled the axle. Also, day crew firefighters were dispatched to a power line problem.

Ladder 131 was alerted at 4 a.m. to a carbon monoxide detector alarm in Rose Hill. With meters showing 180 parts per million of carbon monoxide, firefighters donned their breathing apparatus before entering the basement, shutting down the furnace and gas meter and ventilating the house. The furnace was the cause of the potentially harmful levels of CO. According to their social media post, MGFP has responded to a few high PPM alarms in the past few months that required the home to be evacuated. “Occupants were lucky that at least one alarm was working. The resident’s alarm likely saved their lives.” Ladder and Chief 131 were on scene until 5:30 a.m.  

The morning ended with a HAZMAT oil spill at the rest area in the canyon.

Verlene Johnson - Schools Editor
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