Unknown male set multiple small fires near Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, fire officials say

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SALT LAKE CITY — Fire crews worked to get several small brush fires under control after they sparked in downtown Salt Lake City Friday night, and officials said they were started by a male suspect.

According to officials with the Salt Lake City Fire Department, the fires occurred East of the Utah State Capitol on Canyon Road near Memory Grove Park.

An “unknown male” was setting the fires, the Salt Lake City Fire Department said in a tweet Friday night.

The fires were under control as of 8:37 p.m. Friday, officials said.

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