WILDFIRE

Juvenile suspect in 200 acre Saddle Fire in custody

May 13, 2020, 8:00 AM | Updated: 8:10 am
Saddle Fire May 12, 2020 (Utah Fire Info)...
Saddle Fire May 12, 2020 (Utah Fire Info)
(Utah Fire Info)

MIDWAY, Utah — Wasatch County Fire officials say the Saddle Fire burning more than 200 acres near Midway was human-caused,  and there is a juvenile suspect in custody.

Saddle Fire suspect in custody

Janet Carson with Wasatch County Fire says they are concerned with the number of fires they’ve seen in the area, and are grateful for those in the community that helped identify a suspect. 

“We’re concerned this is happening and we want to investigate it thoroughly,” Carson told KSL.

“We appreciate those who assisted in alerting us to the suspicious activity and the quick work of the law enforcement officers and dispatchers that ultimately resulted in the apprehension of the suspect,” she added.

Carson said  if anyone knows something that may aid the investigation, they should call their tip line at 435-654-WCSO.

Impacts of the fire

Crews evacuated several homes in the area and requested additional resources.

Officials put out a reminder about drone flights near wildfires after someone reported seeing a drone in the area. Flying drones near wildfires is against the law. 

Utah State Parks officials say that the fire forced them to close Wasatch Mountain State Park as well as the Dutch Hollow Trail System.

Today’s Top Stories

Wildfire

two deer are pictured gazing up along the grass, research will take a deep dive into deer this seas...
Elizabeth Weiler

DWR conducting deer research and checkups via helicopter transport

SALT LAKE CITY — Deer are plentiful in the Beehive State. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said this time of year is prime time to conduct deer research. DWR biologists are taking on a new form of research. The organization plans to capture deer and transport them via helicopter to different staging areas across […]
3 days ago
Prosecutors are dismissing the case against a man accused of starting the Jacob City Fire in July....
Adam Small

Case of Jacob City Fire suspect dismissed

Prosecutors are dismissing the case against a man accused of starting the Jacob City Fire in July.
8 days ago
Unmanned drones that drop fireballs are one of the latest weapons against wildfires in the U.S....
Natalia V. Osipova and Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business

These fireball-dropping wildfire drones are on the frontlines of prevention

The founder of Drone Amplified says the drones method works by burning dead leaves and sticks that could cause wildfire later in the summer.
14 days ago
Pile burning near Kamas for wildfire control....
Waverly Golden

Remember your fire sense, pile burning in Kamas City

If you're in the Kamas City area and see smoke, don't be alarmed. Fire crews ignited piles in the Left-hand Canyon in Kamas City.
29 days ago
Fire in Logan is out....
Waverly Golden

Grass fire in Logan burned about a quarter of an acre

Logan City Fire Department said in a Facebook post that a fire in the area of 700 North and 350 West, Logan, is now out.
2 months ago
wildfire in summit county, parleys fire from above...
Adam Small

Teams continue wildfire mitigation work in Parley’s Canyon

Officials said a catastrophic wildfire could send debris into, and cause other problems for, a watershed relied on by nearly 365,000 people.
2 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Juvenile suspect in 200 acre Saddle Fire in custody