Clearfield, with a population of more than 30,000, is located in Davis County, Utah. It is a principal city of the Ogden-Clearfield Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clearfield used to be a farming community, but the city’s landscape was changed with the establishment of nearby Hill Air Force Base and the former Clearfield Navy Supply Depot. The Depot is now occupied by the Freeport Center, a modern hub for warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution. Clearfield currently plays host to Legend Hills, a premier office and commercial center that is the largest office development in north Davis County.
Clearfield is a typical American city, featuring both residential and commercial neighborhoods. It is a bedroom community for Salt Lake. And just like any city in the western part of the country that bakes during the hot days of summer, fire risks are high in Clearfield.
The summer of 2016 saw three separate fires engulfing homes and properties in the city. In July, a 5-alarm structure fire in Clearfield resulted in more than $5 million in damages. The following month, another fire broke out in a Clearfield school just days before classes were set to start. In October of the same year, a 2-alarm fire destroyed a family home, with estimated damages of $200,000.
Firefighters from the North Davis Fire District rushed to those three areas to extinguish the flames. Fortunately, no lives were lost in the fires, and people inside the homes and buildings were able to escape unharmed. The properties themselves didn’t fare so well. The three fires gutted the properties and also damaged nearby structures and vehicles.
Fires could happen in any community. Being prepared could help mitigate the impact of fire. It’s also important to act quickly in the wake of a fire, initiating proper cleanup and rebuilding. The Disaster Company is always ready to provide a compassionate helping hand in the aftermath of a fire. We specialize in disaster remediation around the state, particularly fire cleanup in Clearfield.