NORTH OGDEN — Investigators were looking at a burned out car Wednesday morning to determine if it had any connection to an overnight brush fire that forced the evacuation of up to 100 homes.
About 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, a fire was reported in a field near 3900 North 100 East. North View Fire Capt. Brenden Hunt said it was a "big brush area" with a lot of oak.
Although the fire only burned six acres, it came within 20 feet of several homes. Between 70 to 100 homes were evacuated. Crews also had to battle strong wind gusts fueling the flames, Hunt said.
If not for the cooperation of a lot of agencies at the start of the incident, Hunt said the fire, "could have got a lot worse."
The evacuation order was lifted about midnight. A car damaged by the fire found parked in the brush was the only vehicle or structure damaged. There were no reports of injuries.
The last fire crews were released from the scene about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.
While investigators were looking for a cause Wednesday morning, Hunt said there was no preliminary indication that the fire was connected to a brush fire at the mouth of Ogden Canyon on July 3. Investigators believe that fire, which came within ten feet of a home, was intentionally set.
No one has been arrested or cited in connection with the Ogden Canyon fire.
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