Flood concerns after Gun Range Fire


REMIND PEOPLE IF YOU SEE A FIRE OR FLAMES NEARBY, CALL 911. AND CONCERN ISN’T OVER FOR A FIRE THAT’S NOW CONTAINED IN DAVIS COUNTY. RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE BURN SCAR FROM THE GUN RANGE FIRE IN BOUNTIFUL. WORRY NOW SHIFTS TO FLOODING. ABC4’S JARED HAS THE STORY FROM THE FIRE LINES. THE CHARRED HILL BEGUN RANGE FIRE THAT DESTROYED HOME. A CAME WITHIN FEET OF SEVERAL OTHERS RESIDENTS OUT HERE HAVE HAD AN ABOUT WEEK TO PROCESS WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE HAVING TO DEAL WITH A NEW POTENTIAL PROBLEM. FLOODING. ACTUALLY WENT RIGHT UP TO THE HOUSE. GUN RANGE FIRE CAME WITHIN FEET. IF IT WASN’T FOR FIREFIGHTERS SHOOTING THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE MY HOWED WOULD HAVE GONE UP. DESTROYING CLAIRE’S HOME. LAST WEEK A FIRE AND NOW FLOODING MACY SAYS HE CAN’T SEEM TO CATCH A BREAK. I THINK IT’S GOING TO NOT STOP FOR WHILE. ADDED RAIN IN FORECAST IS PROMPTING A FLOOD RISK FOR AC AND OTHERS WHO LIVE IN AND AROUND THE BURN SCAR. BUT I GOT TO TEXT LAST KNIGHT SAYING POSSIBLE MUD SLIDE. AND, IT’S KIND OF INTERESTING THOUGH I DON’T KNOW WHAT I CAN DO PREVENT A MUD SLIDE. CITY OF BOUNTIFUL SAYS SAND BAG WILLS HELP AND OPEN TO SAND BAG STATION FOR RESIDENTS TO FILL UP ENOUGH BAGS TO PROTECT PROPERTIES. THE LACK OF VEGETATION TO KEEP THAT, THAT DIRT BACK. I’M KIND OF HOPING THOUGH THAT WITH THE FIRE THAT THE ROOTS OF THE TREES ARE STILL THERE TO KIND OF KEEP THINGS KIND OF INTACT A LITTLE BIT. STILL MACY SAYS HE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE SAND BAGS HAVING FLOOD INSURANCE SURE WAY TO INSURE PROTECTION. IT DOESN’T GO INTO EFFECT FOR ANOTHER 30 DAYS CITY SE NATIONAL FLOOD PROVIDES AFFORDABLE INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS RENTER AND BUSINESSES. AC IS TAKING A STEPS TO PROTECT HIS PROPERTY AND HOPES HIS NEIGHBORS WILL DO THE SAME. THE ONES I’M WORRIED ABOUT AR THE HOUSES ABOUT THREE OR FOUR DOWN. THEY NORMALLY GET A LOT OF FLOODING. FOR FOLKS LIVING IN MORE THAN 300 ACRES OF BURN SCAR AND LIKE TO GET SAND BAG HEAD TO CITY STREETS DEPARTMENT BOUNTIFUL FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY TO GET YOUR SAND BAGS. IN BOUNTIFUL, ABC4 NEWS.

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