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Fireworks, boys playing with lighter spark two Ogden fires

By Jessica Miller

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jun 26 2012 10:10 am • Last Updated Jun 26 2012 07:37 pm

Lighters and fireworks were to blame for two grass fires that burned 3 acres in Ogden this week.

The first fire was sparked just after 3 p.m. Monday near 2450 James Brown Drive, which is located at Fort Buenaventura. Ogden fire officials said the blaze was started by two boys playing with a lighter. The fire was contained to a half acre, officials said. One firefighter suffered a broken arm from a fall while fighting the fire. Officials say this was the third fire in that area this year.

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A second fire near Sullivan Road and Jackson Avenue was reported Monday at 7:40 p.m. The fire burned about 2½ acres. Two homes had minor damage. Four homes were threatened in the blaze, which was sparked by fireworks at a home near the 900 block of Patterson Street.

jmiller@sltrib.com

Twitter: @jm_miller




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