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Police Question Person About Millcreek Fire

Police Question Person About Millcreek Fire

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(AP) -- Fire investigators believe a fire that burned in Millcreek Canyon earlier this week was intentionally set.

Authorities say a person who may have started the blaze is in custody and being questioned.

Wasatch-Cache National Forest spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock says the fire started Monday night around eight o'clock just above the mouth of Mill Creek Canyon.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire which in the end only burned two-point-one acres.

Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputies found the person who allegedly started the fire as they questioned people coming down a nearby trial.

Pollock says if someone is ultimately charged and convicted, they could be forced to pay the costs of fighting the fire.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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