UPDATE: Multiple homes catch fire in St. George

Southern Utah News

UPDATE: 5/21/21, 9:31 P.M.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – Four homes are scorched and two are completely destroyed after a large fire broke out in St. George, Friday afternoon.

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The fire forced several people to evacuate their homes and left some without power.

While there are no known injuries, some are left without a home and irreplaceable items.

“Seeing my house go up and thinking about all the things I have inside of there that I can’t replace, yeah it’s pretty scary I have things from my mom, my dad, my grandmother that I can’t replace,” said Connie Perkales, who was one of several residents evacuated when the fire broke out.

Officials said the fire broke out inside of one home, but strong winds quickly spread the fire to multiple homes, making it even more difficult for firefighters to handle.

Neighboring fire departments were called into assist with putting the fire out.

After the events of Friday, Perkales tells ABC4 she is just grateful she and her family are safe.

“Just hold your family tight tonight and make sure that everybody’s okay, cuz’ it could take one thing and everything could be gone,”

Officials said the fire is now contained and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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ORIGINAL STORY

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – Crews are currently responding to a house fire that has spread across to additional homes within the area including a field, Friday evening.

Just before 3:00 p.m., a fire broke out at a home near 300 West Diagonal Street in St. George.

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Multiple crews are currently on scene working to put out the fire.

According to the St.George Fire Department, the fire initially sparked in one home but then spread over to four other homes including a field.

Four homes are currently on fire, and evacuations are underway according to officials.

St. George PD tells ABC4 that homes in the area are in danger and multiple agencies are on scene. The general public is advised to not come near the neighborhood as crews attempt to clear the area.

Crews say the fire has yet to be contained and the wind is making it difficult to get the fire under control.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire. The cause remains under investigation.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

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