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String of Fires Appear Along Highway 89

String of Fires Appear Along Highway 89

Posted - Oct. 7, 2003 at 4:26 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- A string of five fires appeared within minutes in Layton along a stretch of Highway 89, and investigators don't think it was a coincidence.

String of Fires Appear Along Highway 89

Fire crews were called out to the highway late yesterday afternoon after a fire inspector on his way home spotted a plume of spoke. It was while firefighters were battling that blaze they noticed other plumes of smoke.

In all there were five fires, about 40 feet apart, from Cherry Lane on Highway 89 to 2500 north. Fire officials say all of the fires appear suspicious.

Ryan Eckardt, Layton City Fire, Battalion Chief: "From the witness report, it appears to be either bottle rockets or a roman candle shooting from a car.'

String of Fires Appear Along Highway 89

Two of the fires got close to a farmer's barns, but no other structures were threatened and no one was hurt.

If you have any information in this case, please contact the Layton Police Department.

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