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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fire officials believe that series of grass fires across Salt Lake and Utah counties is an act of arson. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that the Unified Fire Authority dispatched crews to field fires in the Rose Canyon area in Herriman around 8 a.m. Sunday. Then crews responded an hour later to two other grass fires in Draper near Suncrest Trailhead.

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A man paragliding has died after he plunged through the roof of a Draper church. Authorities say the accident happened around 9 a.m. Sunday at a Mormon church. Witnesses in the chapel told fire officials 57-year-old Jim Petersen, of Bluffdale, appeared to be spiraling downward and out of control.

MILLCREEK CANYON, Utah (AP) — An annual summer camp in the Utah mountains gives children scarred by severe burns a place to meet other kids dealing with the same emotional and physical trauma. The Deseret News reports the campers work on self-esteem and confidence while taking part in activities like swimming and archery in Millcreek Canyon.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman river rafting with a Mormon church group in Idaho has died. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed the death Saturday of 54-year-old Pamela Solomon, of West Jordan. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Solomon was with a youth conference group on a rafting trip Thursday on the Snake River when she fell from the raft.

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