Clinton is a fast-growing city in Davis County, Utah. It is located in the northern part of the county, right at the border of Weber County. The city has a total land area of 5.8 square miles and a population of more than 20,000. Clinton is an unassuming but quietly prosperous part of the Ogden-Clearfield Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The nearby Hill Air Force Base and the technology-oriented manufacturers in the area are the major employers for the city’s population.
The serene life in Clinton was disrupted in June of 2017 by a stove top oil fire that broke out in a home. When the residents noticed the fire, they tried to put it out using a garden hose, which caused the fire to spread.
The fire caused between $35,000 and $50,000 in damages, and two members of the family were transported to a local hospital for minor smoke inhalation. Authorities from the fire department reminded people never to leave items unattended on the stove and to avoid attempting to put out oil fires with water. Rather, people should put a cover on oil fires when possible and turn off the house’s electric supply.
Due to the city’s hot, dry summers, the chief of the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department is always vigilant in reminding people of the high levels of forest fire danger. Residents are advised to keep recreational fires contained. They are also discouraged from building outdoor fires during periods of high heat. This is especially true when there is a red flag warning, which means that fires could spread erratically due to the weather conditions.
If fire does strike, it’s important to clean the area promptly. The Disaster Company is always available to lend a compassionate and helping hand in the aftermath of any catastrophe, including helping with prompt and thorough fire cleanup in Clinton.