Roosevelt Fire Responds To Pit Fire North Of Industrial Park

by | Jan 13, 2023 | Featured Stories, News | 0 comments

Roosevelt Fire Department responded to a fire north of the Roosevelt industrial park on Thursday afternoon. According to Roosevelt Fire, the fire took place at about 1:14pm in a pit at a company that washes oilfield vehicles. The oilfield vehicles are backed up to the pit and hot water washes the oil out of the truck and it goes into the pit. Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office assisted by directing traffic away from the area out of caution and temporarily closed 3000 West while crews assessed the location of the propane tank on the property in relation to the fire pit. The propane tank was far enough away to not be considered a danger and was not venting. Roosevelt Fire shared that what likely happened is something in the pit ignited and then ignited the propane that was venting from a unit by the pit. The black smoke from the pit fire could be seen from a far distance but there was not a lot of damage. There was a pump house building that burned some and the unit near the pit was burned but no trucks were damaged and there were no injuries. Crews were finished up and back to the fire station shortly after 3pm. 

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