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Grass fire at mouth of Perry Canyon was intentionally set, officials say

Jun 27, 2021, 3:42 PM | Updated: 3:59 pm
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A small grass fire was started by fireworks late Saturday night, at the mouth of Perry Canyon. Photo credit: Brigham City Fire Department

PERRY, Utah — Thanks to the quick actions of a Box Elder County Fire Warden, a grass fire at the mouth of Perry Canyon  Saturday night was extinguished quickly.

But the Brigham City Fire Department, which helped extinguish the grass fire near Perry, says it was set intentionally and they are asking for the public’s help.

The Brigham City Fire Department said their dispatch got a call at about 10:23 p.m. on Saturday from someone reporting that a vehicle had driven up to the mouth of Perry Canyon, set off fireworks, and then left the area.

This photograph features the fireworks that were used and which started the grass fire at the mouth of Perry Canyon, according to the Brigham City Fire Department:

Fireworks found after a small grass fire at the mouth of Perry Canyon. Photo: Brigham City Fire Department

The Box Elder County Fire Warden contained the fire, and fire crews from Brigham City along with the Warden extinguished the fire. They remained on the scene for an hour to assure the fire was completely out.

If you have information about who set off the fireworks, leading to the small fire, please call Brigham City Fire Marshal Mike Young at 435-226-1411, as well as the Perry City Police Department at 435-723-4641.

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