04-04-2015 Laketown Canyon Wildland Fire

On April 4th, 2015 Garden City Fire District responded in support of Laketown Fire for a Wildland fire in a canyon west of Laketown.20150404_112035 20150404_11202920150404_112651 20150404_140018 20150404_154408 20150404_154417 20150404_171852

Burr House Fire – 20,000 sq ft Re-union House Fire

May 7th 2015 approximately 6:20 am the Garden City Fire District was paged out for a structure fire with reported smoke and flame evident.

GCFD first responders found a large under construction structure that was about 2 weeks from having construction completed and it’s first reunion group use the facility.  the structure was unoccupied at the time GCFD first arrived on the seen. Due to construction not being complete the smoke/fire detection systems were not yet functioning so no alarm was sounded.

GCFD was automatically assisted by Laketown, Randolph and Woodruff fire departments.  Within a couple hours further assistance would come from North Logan and Smithfield fire departments.

Initial responders found the ceilings in two areas of the basement were already collapsing so personnel initiated defensive procedures in an attempt to control the fire.




Cause of fire was undetermined due to extensive damage.
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04-17-2014 Sweetwater House under construction – fire

On April 17th, 2014 Garden City Fire District responded to an structure fire in the Sweetwater area.

Cause of fire was undetermined.
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Fall and winter are Chimney Fire Seasons

The summer tourist crowds are gone ushering in the peace and tranquility of the fall & winter seasons.

That peace and tranquility can be interrupted by a chimney fire if you have a wood burning stove or fireplace.

Chimney fires, especially in older homes with old brick and mortar chimneys or newer homes with flu pipes through a roof or attic and roof can seem small or you may think you can handle it but sometimes a small crack in brick and mortar or a small separation in the flu pipe in an attic or where it passes through the roof can lead to disaster – sometimes hours after you think the chimney fire is out.

If you have a chimney fire – call 911 and report a chimney fire – Garden City Fire District (GCFD) will dispatch our firefighters to extinguish the fire and evaluate the situation for a possible attic or roof fire. We would rather respond to a chimney fire than to a structure fire hours later.

Emergency: 911
Phone: 435-994-2460
[email protected]

 Something to think about!

If you have not had your chimney cleaned in a few years you could have an event just waiting to happen.

GCFD recommends having your chimney cleaned every 2 years if you use wood fires as your sole heat source

GCFD recommends having your chimney cleaned every 4 to 5 years if you are casual wood fire user.

Even though Garden City and all of Bear Lake is remote from any city of size you can still find chimney cleaning services in the local area.

DO IT YOURSELFER ??  GCFD has chimney cleaning tools that can be borrowed for a day.  Call our office to reserve or drop by to pick up the tools (first come – first serve).