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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- The investigation into the space shuttle Columbia tragedy is reaching into Utah.
NASA is asking the people of several counties in Southern Utah to be on the lookout for any debris from the shuttle.
NASA now knows the shuttle was breaking up as far west as California and it was on a line generally running from San Francisco to Lafayette, Louisiana.
Now NASA wants the citizens of Washington, Iron, Beaver, Kane, Garfield and San Juan Counties to help find any shuttle pieces that may have fallen there.
NASA is reminding you that shuttle material may not look like typical aircraft components. Pictures of examples are on the NASA web site.
Anyone who finds material believed to be from the shuttle is urged to avoid contact, because it may be hazardous due to fuel residue.
Report the finding by calling toll-free: 1-866-446-6603
NASA also emphasizes that persons found in possession of accident debris will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.