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Firefighters say Murray grass fires are suspicious, likely arson

Firefighters say Murray grass fires are suspicious, likely arson
Posted at 7:32 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 09:33:35-04

MURRAY, Utah — Investigators believe a trio of grass fires sparked within a mile of each other in Murray are suspicious and likely a case of arson.

Murray Fire first tweeted about the three fires around 7 p.m. Tuesday, saying the fires were within a mile of each other and all sparked in the space of 15 minutes.

Wednesday morning the agency stated the fires are now considered “suspicious with probable arson.”

Fire officials said witnesses gave descriptions, which they did not release, and the case has been turned over to police.

There were no injuries and no damage to structures in connection to the fires.

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