Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah. It is located 30 miles north of Salt Lake City, in between the Great Salt Lake and I-15. The area was first settled in 1878 and was incorporated as a city in 1935. Syracuse had a population of 26,639 as of 2014. It sits on a land area of 9.58 square miles with an elevation of 4,285 feet.
It is quite common for structures to be hit by lightning in Utah. The state reports about a quarter million lightning strikes per year. Lightning struck Syracuse a few years ago in the month of May. The affected family didn’t notice the strike at first, but neighbors alerted them after they saw smoke coming from the home. Fortunately, nobody in the family was injured, and the firefighters responded within minutes.
In 2016, fire affected Syracuse yet again when discarded fireworks erupted into flames. The blaze from the smoldering fireworks resulted in $100,000 in damages. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The fire department warned people who use fireworks to make sure that they are fully extinguished before throwing them away. They advised putting used fireworks in a bucket of water as a precaution.
Communities must be vigilant in preventing fires, but sometimes fire strikes the most well-protected communities for reasons beyond their control. When fires happen, the top priority should be to get people to safety. After a fire, property owners should plan for a prompt and thorough cleanup of the area. The Disaster Company is your compassionate partner in cleaning up after a fire. Our trained technicians can perform fire cleanup in Syracuse and other Utah cities.