Monday, July 14, 2014



Shed Fire

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Trenton Utah-July 15 The Trenton fire department with automatic aid from Lewiston, Clarkston, Newton, Cache County EMS and the Cache County Fire District responded to a shed fire located at 1412 East Main Trenton. The call came in approximately 10:45 AM.

The first arriving engine found a fully involved shed with two one thousand gallon propane tanks next to the burning structure. The Trenton fire department was able to obtain a water source and quickly cooled down the propane tanks and extinguished the fire.

The shed contained two small tractors, a jeep and some miscellaneous tools. There were no injuries to firefighters or bystanders. The damage is estimated around $15,000. The cause of the fire is still under Investigation.

Contact:
Jason Winn
Fire Marshal
Cache County Fire District
Logan, Utah 84321
(435) 755-1674

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cache County Fire District Fire Restrictions

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cache County Utah-July 11th Due to current and forecasted weather conditions in northern Utah, the State Forester as determined that measures must be taken to prevent costly and damaging forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212 Utah Code 1994. The following acts are prohibited on the areas, roads and trails described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester. Therefore all unincorporated private lands in Cache County will be under fire restrictions beginning July 14th 2014. The restrictions will be as follows.

1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any kind, except campfires built within the facilities provided for them in improved campgrounds, picnic areas or permanently improved places of habitation.

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared to mineral soil.

3. Discharging or using any kind of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other pyrotechnics devices including explosive targets.

4. Cutting, welding, or grinding metal in areas of dry vegetation. 

The following persons are exempted from the above prohibitions:

1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the prohibited act at a specific location.

2. Any State or Federal Fire Officer or firefighting forces in the performance of an official duty.



Contact:
Jason Winn
Fire Marshal
Cache County Fire District
179 North Main
Logan, Utah 84321
(435) 755-1670



Monday, June 23, 2014

The fireworks season has arrived

Please remember that fireworks are in fact explosives. They can be dangerous when used improperly.
Fireworks may be sold in the State of Utah from June 23 to July 27.

Fireworks may be discharged in the State of Utah from July 1 – July 7 between the hours of 11am to 11pm, extended to midnight on July 4.

Fireworks may also be discharged in the State of Utah from July 21 – July 27 between the hours of 11am to 11pm, extended to midnight on July 24.

At this time there are no restrictions throughout Cache County. However do to the changing of environmental conditions the restrictions for the 24th holiday have yet to be determined.

Fireworks safety tips:

·         Buy and use only legal fireworks.
·         Read and follow label directions.
·         Fireworks should only be used under adult supervision, even sparklers can injure. Sparklers burn at up to 1,800 degrees and are the third leading cause of eye injuries.
·         Keep a bucket of water or a hose at discharge site.
·         Light one firework at a time. If they don’t ignite, don’t try to relight them.
·         Always place fireworks on a hard flat surface.
·         Dispose of fireworks safely. Soak in water before throwing them in the trash.
·         Never point fireworks at others.
·         Wear eye protection.
·         Don’t drink alcohol while setting off fireworks.

Aerial fireworks safety tips:

·         Aerial fireworks are designed to travel up to 150 feet into the air and then explode.
·         Aerial fireworks shall be placed on a hard level surface outdoors, in a clear and open area prior to ignition.
·         Anyone under the age of 16 shall not handle or operate aerial fireworks.
·         Ignition of aerial fireworks shall be a minimum of 30 feet from any structure or vertical obstruction.
·         Aerial fireworks shall not be ignited within 150 feet of the point of sale.
·         Please read and obey all safe handling instructions before using aerial fireworks.

Craig Humphreys            
Fire Marshal                                  
Logan, Fire Department                                   
(435) 716-9515

Jason Winn
Fire Marshal
Cache County Fire District
(435) 755-1670

Jason Killinen
Fire Marshal
North Logan, Fire Department
(435) 755-5739
                             


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Paradise Barn Fire

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Paradise, Utah June, 5 2014 -The Paradise fire department with automatic aid from Hyrum, Wellsville, Cache County EMS and the Cache County Fire District responded to a barn fire located at 9280 South 200 West Paradise. The fire was reported at 7:57 AM by a neighbor.

The first arriving units found fire coming from the main entrance at the front of the structure. Fire personal where able to quickly contain the fire to a single room in the barn.

The barn did sustain minor damage. The damage is estimated at roughly $5,000 no other structures where damaged. The cause of the fire was electrical.

Contact:
Jason Winn
Fire Marshal
Cache County Fire District
(435) 755-1674

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Logan Structure Fire



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Structure Fire

Logan, Utah – May 22, 2014 – The Logan Fire Department with automatic aid response from North Logan, Smithfield and Cache County responded to a report of a structure fire at 1176 North 250 East.  The fire was reported by an individual that could smell smoke in the area east of the Stadium 6 movie theaters.  The caller then found the home that was on fire. 

Upon arrival the fire department found a single family home with fire coming from two basement windows on the back side of the building.  The fire department began extinguishing the fire from the outside until it was safe to enter and extinguish the remaining fire.  The home was unoccupied and was being remodeled at the time of the fire. 

The home sustained extensive heat and smoke damage throughout all rooms.  Damage estimate is undetermined at this time.  Fire crews will continue to be on scene to control any hot spots during the night and will conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire later this morning.  No injuries reported.

Contact:
Craig Humphreys, Deputy Chief
North Logan Fire Department
2005 North 1200 East
North Logan, Utah 84341
435-757-4841

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Logan Barn Fire

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Logan, Utah May,1 2014 - The Logan fire department with automatic aid from Wellsville, Hyrum, Paradise, North Logan, Mendon, Smithfield and the Cache County Fire District responded to a barn fire located at 1360 West 940 South Logan. The fire was reported at 7:36 PM by a neighbor.

Upon arrival the fire department found a two story barn with heavy fire coming from the loft. Fire units where able to put water on the fire quickly. Fire personal had to lay approximately 2000 feet of 5 inch hose from the fire hydrant located on 1000 West. Fire personal where able to extinguish the fire without any injury to civilians or fire personnel, however a number of baby chickens did perish in the fire.

The barn did sustain significant damage. The damage is estimated at $80,000 no other structures where damaged. The cause of the fire was a heat lamp that was being used to warm baby chickens.

Contact:
Jason Winn
Fire Marshal
Cache County Fire District
(435) 755-1674

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hazardous Material Indicent



MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hazardous Material Incident

Logan, Utah – April 28, 2014 – The Logan Fire Department responded to a 911 call at appox. 8:30 am to 885 North 600 West, Schreiber Foods.  The call requested assistance for a chemical spill.

Upon arrival the facility had evacuated approx. 200 employees from the affected area.  No injuries were reported.  It was discovered that an employee had transferred a chemical form one tote container to another.  Pressure began to build in the tote eventually causing it to burst.  The exact cause of the pressure is still under investigation.

When the tote burst a fork lift, drop down door sustained damaged.  No other damage was sustained by the building.  Logan Fire Department worked as partners with Schreiber Foods facility Haz Mat Team to respond to the spill.  The chemical was contained within the facility.  There was an odor in the vicinity from the facilities ventilation system. There was no danger to residents or the community.

The chemical is used to sanitize and clean equipment and contained a mixture including hydrogen peroxide.

Employees were allowed back into the building in about 45 minutes and production resumed in about 2 hours.

Contact:
Craig Humphreys, Deputy Chief
North Logan Fire Department
2005 North 1200 East
North Logan, Utah 84341
435-757-4841

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