UPDATE: Crews battling flare-up of Davis County wildfire

Utah Wildfires
WEDNESDAY 9/29/2021 7:35 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – Fire crews are now battling what appears to be a flare-up of an old Davis County wildfire.

Early Wednesday morning, flames could be seen rising into the area west of Legacy Parkway. A viewer tells ABC4 the fire appears to be in a wetland area on the west side of Farmington.

According to Kaysville Fire, the blaze appears to be a flare-up of the Legacy Fire. That fire, sparked by lightning, broke out on Sept. 10. Three days later, fire crews reported the Legacy Fire was 75% contained.

Multiple agencies are now responding to the flare-up, which has been contained to its location west of Glover Lane in Farmington. No homes are threatened at this time.

Authorities tell ABC4 the initial fire was contained but never “fully” extinguished. The thick shrubbery in the area kept the fire smoldering a foot underground. With enough wind blowing in the right direction, fire crews believe the Legacy Fire restarted.

Crews have been monitoring the area ever since the fire started and were able to quickly respond to the Wednesday flare-up and suppress the tall flames. Crews have been able to make defensive maneuvers to prevent the fire from threatening any of the nearby homes.

While crews say they will continue to monitor the area, they believe it could take a substantial amount of rain to fully put out the Legacy Fire.

This is a developing story. ABC4 has a crew on scene working to gather additional details and will update this story as information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: Crews battling fire near Legacy Parkway in Davis County

WEDNESDAY 9/29/2021 6:19 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – A fire burning in Davis County is causing flames seen from as far away as Legacy Parkway Wednesday morning.

Details are limited at this time, but Utah Department of Transportation traffic cameras show large flames lighting up the sky west of Farmington.

In the slideshow below are two views of the fire, courtesy of UDOT cameras along Legacy Parkway near Farmington.

A viewer tells ABC4 the fire is in a wetland area.

ABC4 is working to gather additional information and will update this story when details become available.

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