Photo by Michelle McKenna

By Michelle McKenna

Toquerville residents were stirred this morning when what seemed to be an average weed burn turned out to be a home slowly smoldering from the inside.

At roughly 10:30 a.m., flames form the house (at 73 S. Ash Creek Dr.) could be seen from State Route 9, which runs through Toquerville. Department of Natural Resources officer and a local police officer directed traffic around West Field Road and Ash Creek Drive.

A group of locals stood half a block away, the first fire truck arrived five minutes later.

Another five minutes went by, and three more fire trucks arrived on the scene. The last three trucks were Hurricane City Fire, Washington County Fire, and Colorado City Fire.

Slowly but steadily, the blaze was put out. There were a few instances where the flames came alive once again but were defeated in the end.

At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown, and there are no serious injuries.

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