Fire Burns Backyard Fencing in Saratoga Springs as Thousands Evacuate

The 2,000-acre Knolls Fire, burning in Saratoga Springs, prompted the evacuation of around 13,000 residents on June 28, with one responding firefighter capturing dramatic footage of the threat the blaze posed to properties.

Video released by the Utah County Fire Marshal and credited to a Deputy Haymond shows a backyard fence ablaze on June 28, when the fire was zero percent contained, and being spread with the help of winds gusting near 60 mph.

Fire officials said that the cause of the fire was under investigation, KUTV reported. The city council issued a declaration of local emergency. Credit: Utah County Fire Marshal via Storyful