Fire in Killyon Canyon prompts voluntary evacuations

Crews on Monday evening responded to a fire near Emigration Canyon.
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KILLYON CANYON — Crews on Monday evening responded to a fire near Emigration Canyon.

The fire in Killyon Canyon was an estimated three to five acres as of 8 p.m. and was displaying “moderate” behavior, Unified Fire Authority said.

There were two airplanes, one helicopter, one helitack crew, and 15 firetrucks and crews on the scene.

No injuries were reported, but there were some voluntary evacuations, the department said.

The cause of the fire was not yet known as of Monday evening.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

Controversial Eden gravel pit proposal is headed to Weber County Commission

A gravel pit proposal that has received opposition from a number of residents in the Ogden valley area will be heard by the Weber County Commission on Tuesday.
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SALT LAKE CITY — A gravel pit proposal that has received opposition from a number of residents in the Ogden valley area will be heard by the Weber County Commission on Tuesday.

After a public hearing on June 25, the Ogden Valley Planning Commission recommended denying the proposal to rezone 14.15 acres near 4720 E. 2650 North in Eden for a gravel pit. A final decision for the project now falls on the commission.

“Everyone has the right to request a zone change, but this particular petition just didn’t meet the standard of being truly in line with the general plan,” said John Lewis, who chairs the Ogden Valley Planning Commission.

Lewis noted that the proposed project is “too close to the Eden Water Works well, it’s too easily a disturbance to the North Fork River,” and, he said, “it’s literally adjacent to (Snowcrest) Junior High, it’s a stone’s throw from the preschool and the retirement center.”

Rob Edwards, who submitted the proposal on behalf of Levanta LLC, said the project will …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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