The smell of gasoline alerted the parents of the students; the fire to the firemen. Steve Ross, team coach baseball of Clearfield High School, I just wanted to "dry" the grass. For this he poured 75 gasoline books and burned the field.
The coach was hurried, as the conditions of the pitch were not the best and soon he was going to start a game against Fremont. His intention was to accelerate the drying process and ended up generating a fire that needed the intervention of the firemen to suffocate it. The Davis County police are investigating what happened.