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- Herald Journal by Staff report
- Sep 17, 2016
Two people who helped a woman out the window of a smoke-filled Logan apartment on Saturday may have saved her life, a fire official said. Assistant Logan Fire Chief Craig Humphreys said the drama unfolded after a stove fire erupted on the first floor of an apartment building at 769 Riverwalk Parkway in south Logan around 2:30 p.m.
One woman in the apartment at the time exited the front door after failing to extinguish the blaze with a fire extinguisher, but the other occupant, her mother, was trapped in a bedroom due to mobility problems, and smoke was filling her room. “Her daughter and a bystander rescued her through a window and really saved her life,” Humphreys said. The bystander was nowhere to be found after rescue personnel arrived.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and used fans to ventilate the building, which contains 12 apartments. Only four had to be evacuated during the incident.
Both the mother and a wheelchair-bound occupant of an apartment across the hall were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and then transported to Logan Regional Hospital as a precautionary measure. Humphreys said neither appeared severely injured. Speaking of the window evacuation, Humphreys said, “Had they not been able to get her out, it could have been tragic.”
Campfire Safety August 2016
Fireworks safety video July 2016
Due to weather conditions typically experienced in July of each year in Logan coupled with expected drying conditions and normal to heavy loading of vegetation, it is determined by the Logan City Fire Chief that those expected environmental conditions necessitate restricting the use of fireworks in certain areas.
Therefore under the authority of Logan Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 4 and in accordance with state law, the City of Logan Fire Chief/ Fire Code Official hereby orders that the use, igniting, or displaying of fireworks of any type and the following exempt explosives; sparklers, model rockets, flare guns, snakes or glow worms defined in Utah Code Ann. §53-7-202 is prohibited in the following areas:
1 - The Wildland Urban Interface Area which has been defined as:
a. Any area within 300’ of any mountainous, brush-covered, or forested areas.
b. Within 300’ of any undeveloped wildland or land being used for agricultural purposes.
This order shall be in effect for the period of July 21, 2016 to July 28, 2016. Violators of this order are subject to criminal prosecution pursuant to Logan Municipal Code §8.04.050.
Jeff Peterson, City of Logan Fire Chief