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Crews contain seven brush fires in Saratoga Springs; authorities believe fires were intentionally set

Crews contain seven brush fires in Saratoga Springs; authorities believe fires were intentionally set
Posted at 3:07 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 21:16:13-04

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — Firefighters contained seven brush fires in Saratoga Springs Sunday afternoon, and authorities believe the fires were intentionally set.

As of about 3:15 p.m., the city of Saratoga Springs says all seven of the fires have been contained, and five of those fires are completely extinguished. The fires are in the area of Redwood Road, mile marker 22.

As of about 7 p.m., six of the fires were completely out and the final fire was contained. Firefighters will remain on scene through the night to control hot spots.

David Johnson, a public information officer for the city, said there were seven separate fires. Six of them burned about 5 acres together in total, while the seventh fire burned about 100 acres.

Johnson said the fires came close to homes, but there were no evacuations, injuries or reports of property damage.

Fire crews and a helicopter are on scene to extinguish the fires.

Johnson said they believe the fires were intentionally set. Anyone with information about the cause of the fires is asked to call Saratoga Springs Police.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.