State Investigators Probing Cause of Eight Brush Fires in Coalville City Limits

Jul 16, 2020

One of eight blazes that occurred earlier this week left this scorch mark within Coalville city limits. The North Summit Fire District is encouraging anyone with knowledge of the fires to contact the Summit County Sheriff's Office.
Credit North Summit Fire District

The Utah Division of Natural Resources is investigating the cause of eight fires in Coalville at the beginning of the week.


The North Summit Fire District reported that on Monday and Tuesday, there were eight brush fires inside Coalville city limits, all within 24 hours of each other. Firefighters were able to put the fires out before extensive damage occurred.


All eight blazes are under investigation for arson.


The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands is in charge of the investigations. An agency spokesperson said it has questioned a juvenile in connection to the fires but could not provide any more information. 


No additional fires were reported in the area since Tuesday afternoon.


More information on the fires and photos can be found at the North Summit Fire District's Facebook page. Anyone with information regarding the fires or who witnesses additional fires is encouraged to contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 435-336-3605 or call 911.