2 people who started the Gun Range Fire are facing charges

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Fire crews battle a fire in Davis County in Utah on the East Bountiful bench that was ignited by a campfire on Aug. 30, grew to more than 300 acres and destroyed three homes.

Two people are facing charges in the Gun Range Fire that destroyed three homes, damaged eight others, burned more than 300 acres and drove residents from more than 400 homes in Bountiful and Centerville on Aug. 30.

There were no reported injuries.

“They will get a ticket for not properly extinguishing a campfire,” said Forest Service spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock. “And [prosecutors are] still looking at other charges.”

According to the U.S. Forest Service, investigators traced the fire to “a small campfire ring near the side of a mountain road.” Witnesses pointed investigators to two people who ignited that fire and authorities say “they are cooperating.”

The names of the two suspects have not been released.

The investigation was conducted by the Forest Service; the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands; and South Davis Metro Fire Department.