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Provo fire marshal investigating all fires since February

Dec 27, 2022, 12:00 PM | Updated: 12:42 pm
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The Provo Fire Marshal's Office is reviewing every fire that is broken out in the city since February. (Provo Fire and Rescue)
(Provo Fire and Rescue)

PROVO, Utah — Numerous fires in Provo this year area devastated many families and destroyed homes. Now Provo fire authorities think the causes of these fires might be a little more complicated than originally thought.

Provo’s fire marshal is now reviewing every fire that has broken out in the city since February.

Fire Marshal and Battalion Chief Lynn Schofield did not disclose any trends or suspicions, but he did confirm that it is too early to rule out arson.

Just last week, Provo Fire and Rescue responded to two residential fires in one day.

 

 

And, Schofield said, they have additional concerns if there is an arsonist out there.

“We don’t want this person to escalate or get more brazen or more frequent or do more dangerous fires. And the other problem is, sometimes they’ll just go dark.”

The Fire Marshal’s Office will be analyzing up to 40 fires.

Authorities asked Provo to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity.

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