A new wildfire started at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday near the Farmington Bay area, measuring at an estimated 300 acres by 5:30 p.m.
The Legacy Fire is located in Davis County and was caused by lightning. It’s grown from 200 acres to 300 acres in an hour due to inaccessible terrain, according to Utah Fire Info.
At about 7:05 p.m., Rocky Mountain Power announced in a tweet that over 8,000 customers in the area are experiencing an outage due to the fire, and the estimated time of restoration is 10 p.m. A Facebook post from the Kaysville Fire Department stated some evacuations took place close to the fire, but an official with the Davis County Sheriff’s office said houses in Farmington had started evacuations but are no longer being evacuated.
“Honestly, until they get a really good assessment — if they could do like their recon flight tonight, or some sort of, you know, walk around – I don’t think they’re gonna have a very good estimate other than just based off the size of the smoke and the flame,” said Kayli Yardley with the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. “I think it’s still sitting probably pretty close to that, if not, you know, closer to 400 now.”
Yardley said there were several forest service, county and state engines responding to the blaze. Structure protection is also being implemented and visibility in the area is “basically zero.”
“There’s a thunder cell moving into the area that’s moved over the fire,” Yardley said. “They’re getting 50-mph outflow winds right now pushing the fire northeast towards the subdivision.”
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