, Ogden City Fire
A grass fire destroyed some siding on a home near 2450 James Brown Drive, at Fort Buena Ventura in Ogden Monday. Officials said the grass fire was the third in the area this year and was started by kids playing with a lighter.

OGDEN — Firefighters doused two separate human-caused grass fires Monday.

The first was at Fort Buena Ventura and was started by two juveniles playing with a lighter at about 3:30 p.m., said Ogden City Fire Battalion Chief Corey Barton. The quick-burning blaze torched half an acre of dry land and caused some damages to a nearby home while threatening others. It is the third fire in the area this year.

Barton said a firefighter suffered a broken arm from a fall during the fire.

A second fire began at about 7:40 p.m. near Sullivan and Jackson Avenue and burned over two acres. Barton said the fire was started by individuals using fireworks and ultimately threatened four homes and damaged two structures. Multiple agencies were called in to protect the homes and the fire was completely contained within 30 minutes.

Wendy Leonard

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