Diamond Valley homeowners received a scare when they witnessed large flames creep towards their houses Saturday. Fire crews were called to a wildfire in the area around 4:34 p.m. near the north side of Diamond Valley subdivision. The fire has burned 104 acres and structural protections measures took place to keep homes safe. Fire officials told SUN News that teenagers may have caused the blaze as witnesses claim a vehicle left the scene just moments before the fire’s ignition.
Three heavy air tankers were used to battle the blaze as well as four engines and multiple ground crews. If you have any questions on evacuations or information regarding this fire, you are asked to contact Washington County Emergency Services at 435.632.9074.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. Officials fully contained the flames Monday at 5:00 p.m.