Utah News

Monday, December 9, 2019

Pregnant woman transported by Life Flight from accident on Old Highway 91 in St. George

VIDEO: A pregnant woman was transported by Intermountain Life Flight to Dixie Regional Medical Center following a two-vehicle head-on collision on Old Highway 91 Sunday afternoon. Firefighters from the Santa Clara/Ivins Fire Department were alerted to an accident near the Utah-Arizona border at approximately 4 p.m. Fire Chief Randy Hancey said the accident happened close to a dangerous blind curve by mile marker 7. When first responders arrived, they found a red Subaru station wagon with its front end destroyed stuck in the middle of the roadway and a Chevy four-wheel drive truck pulled off to one side, slammed into some bushes. Because initial reports indicated that a pregnant woman was trapped in the Subaru, first responders rushed to the scene with extrication equipment on standby.
St George News

Ogden woman on life support after trailer park fire

VIDEO: One woman is on life support after a fire broke out at a trailer park in Ogden Sunday morning. Crews were dispatched to the Harrisville Trailer Park at 200 North Harrisville Road just after midnight. The initial report was that one unit was on fire, but when crews arrived, the blaze had spread to two additional units. Ogden City and Weber Fire Districts managed to get the fire under control, preventing any further spread. They began salvage and overhaul shortly after. Two occupants were evaluated for smoke inhalation. Jill Hunter said it was her friends Mary and Mike Parker. “She woke up to the home engulfed,” Hunter said. Running from the house, the flames moved to units 16 and 18 next door.
KSTU-TV Fox 13 Now Salt Lake City

Elderly couple displaced when house fire ignites in garage in St. George

VIDEO: Nearly 30 firefighters and seven fire engines responded to a structure fire that displaced an elderly couple and caused extensive damage near 900 South early Friday morning. Residents in the neighborhood awoke to a battery of fire engines and ladder trucks pulling into South 550 East a few minutes before 6 a.m. after a call to 911 reported that a house was on fire. Crews arrived to find flames coming from the garage area. After cutting through the garage door, firefighters began an aggressive attack to contain the blaze, St. George Fire Battalion Chief Robert Hooper said. “We had to cut through that door and then just filet it open,” he said, “because a lot of times the fire melts the mechanisms and the door won’t slide open.”
St George News

Friday, December 6, 2019

Fire destroys abandoned house in Sandy

VIDEO: Firefighters in Sandy worked to extinguish a fire at an abandoned house early Thursday morning, and a Sandy City Fire Department spokesman the fire started under suspicious circumstances. The fire occurred at a house near 700 E 7600 S, and firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after 1:30. When crews arrived, they found the roof had already collapsed and flames were coming out of every door and window. "After so many minutes of fighting the fire, they did have to withdraw from a few areas because the walls started to lean and an old brick chimney that potentially could fall," said Deputy Chief Ryan McConaghie, Sandy City Fire Department. McConaghie said the intensity of the blaze and the fact that the roof collapsed before crews arrived is cause for suspicion. The house is a total loss.
KSTU-TV Fox 13 Now Salt Lake City

Loaded semi takes out 150 feet of guardrail on I-15 north of Leeds before overturning, sliding down embankment

Interstate 15 was reduced to a single lane just north of Leeds for nearly five hours after a loaded semitractor-trailer overturned and slid down an embankment during heavy rains Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m., officers and emergency personnel responded to a rollover on southbound I-15 near mile marker 29 just north of Leeds involving a semitractor-trailer that went off the roadway, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Pastor told St. George News Thursday. The semi was hauling a load of fencing materials when the crash took place. Troopers arrived to find the semi down an embankment to the right of the roadway. The 44-year-old driver from Illinois was reportedly uninjured in the crash.
St George News

Multi-vehicle crash causes major delays along southbound I-15 in Springville

PHOTO: A crash on southbound I-15 at milepost 260 in Springville has closed five lanes. Major delays are expected as crews clear the highway. According to the Utah the Department of Public Safety, a pickup truck ran out of gas on Interstate 15 and pulled over on the left shoulder. The driver then called a ride share to pick him up. The ride share arrived but was on the opposite side of the freeway. The driver of the ride share then attempted to cut across six lanes of traffic before being struck almost broadside by a pickup in the HOV lane. The impact of the crash caused the ride share to roll over into lane two and was struck from behind by a semi-truck with double dump trailers. A second pick attempted to avoid the crash and hit one of the dump trailers. The ride share driver was the only one involved that sustained injuries, they were minor.
KSTU-TV Fox 13 Now Salt Lake City

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