On Friday afternoon, firefighters from the Washington City Fire Department were called out in response to a complaint of a fire in bushes.
According to the Public Information Officer Captain Julio Reyes, when they arrived, they saw a trailer that was linked to a vehicle that was completely consumed by fire.
At around 2:45 in the afternoon, emergency responders were sent to the location at the intersection of 2135 East and Washington Dam Road in response to a report of a fire with an injured person at the location.
According to Reyes, a male adolescent operating his own mobile pressure washing business was at a job on private land washing a dump truck. It started burning when he walked into the back of an enclosed utility trailer to add gasoline to the washer.
The fire was immediately doused by the crews, and the child was evaluated and treated at the site by medical staff from Gold Cross Ambulance before being discharged.
“He had some singed hair but otherwise was fine,” Reyes said to St. George News. “The trailer was a total loss, and the truck bed that it was hitched to also sustained considerable damage. He was going to pressure wash the dump truck, but the paint on it was chipped a little bit, so it wouldn’t work.
Reyes, who conveyed details to St. George News from teams that had been on the site, stated that the cause of the fire was still under investigation and that the inquiry was ongoing.