ALPINE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Heavy rain is causing havoc for homeowners in Alpine. Last year the Quail fire destroyed much of the hillside, and left homes vulnerable to flash flooding. Tuesday fast moving rainfall threatened to do just that.
Early Tuesday evening you could see water already starting to flow down the Alpine hillside. The heavy rain is endangering houses in neighborhoods hit by last year by the Quail fire. The area of concern is on Box Elder and Grove Drive. So far water has flooded the basement of one home, and is threatening at least two more. Crews are trying to divert the water with sandbags and barricades. They're worried the ground won't hold the moisture.
"It's been raining heavily, we don't know how much it can absorb from the damage done by the Quail Fire," said Batt. Chief Joe McRae, Lone Peak Fire Dept.
For now combined efforts from the city and fire fighters are working, and they said they'll keep at it as long as it takes.
"We're going to do everything we can to keep citizen's property protected," said McRae.
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