3 fires in Evanston on Friday

(HERALD PHOTO/Mark Tesoro)

EVANSTON – Evanston fire and ambulance crews responded to three separate structure fires on Friday, Nov. 13, keeping firefighters unusually busy.

The first two fires occurred within about 45 minutes of one another on Friday morning, according to posts on the Uinta County Fire and Ambulance Facebook page. The first occurred on Donner Ave. in the Aspen Grove area at approximately 9:30 a.m. Fire Cpt. Tim Overy said that fire was likely caused by hot ashes left in a plastic bucket.

The second fire occurred approximately 45 minutes later in a mobile home on Thornock Ave. in North Evanston. Overy said that blaze was possibly the result of a faulty light fixture.

The third fire occurred at around 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon, when a motor home on County Rd. was engulfed in flames. A man at that location was seriously injured and taken to Evanston Regional Hospital in critical condition, according to a Fire and Ambulance Facebook post. The cause of that fire is still under investigation.

A Facebook post on the page of Evanston restaurant Paff’s said an employee’s family had lost everything in the North Evanston fire, though the family members were all safe. The post asked that anyone able to help the family contact Paff’s.

For further details, see Tuesday’s edition of the Herald.


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