Curious raccoon sparks grass fire in Weber County

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Raccoon to blame for Riverdale grass fire

RIVERDALE, Utah – Investigators say a raccoon is to blame for a grass fire near I-84 and Riverdale Rd. in Weber County.

The fire started at about 3. a.m.; it took firefighters about 20 minutes to get it under control.

Riverdale Fire said the raccoon climbed up a power pole, got shocked by the power line and caught fire.

The raccoon fell to the ground and sparked a grass fire.

Nobody was hurt, other than the raccoon.

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