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Wildfire in Cedar Hills area sparked by target shooter; fire contained
Wildfire » Wind pushing flames uphill and away from homes, according to city officials.
First Published Jun 21 2013 04:15 pm • Last Updated Jun 22 2014 10:56 am

Editor’s note: This 2013 story was inadvertently published online again on Saturday June 21, 2014.

A small wildfire burning Friday evening near Cedar Hills was sparked by a target shooter, according to Lone Peak Fire Chief Brad Freeman.

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Freeman said the flames began burning perilously close to homes on Morgan Boulevard and Box Elder Drive near Montgomery Peak, but firefighters were able to divert the blaze away from the structures. As of about 5:30, the 10-acre fire was burning upward into the rugged hills where firefighters couldn’t reach it. The fire department was getting help from a helicopter that was pulling water from the Cedar Hills irrigation pond.

Cedar Hills City reported through its Twitter account that the fire was 100 percent contained. Freeman said no structures were threatened.

The city reported the target shooter called 911 after the flames got out of control and admitted to his role in the fire.

Cedar Hills, along with the rest of Utah County, was under a fire weather watch that was issued Friday by the National Weather Service. The weather service warned of high winds and low humidity in much of northern and central Utah. The southeastern part of the state remained under a more severe red flag warning, as had been the case for most of this week.

Jessica Miller contributed to this report.


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