Recouping wildfire costs: 17 years of recoveries from individuals, companies, organizations

Published: Saturday, July 14 2012 2:46 p.m. MDT

Utah is one of the most successful states in the nation at recovering the costs of fighting wildfires, though the costs recovered rarely equal the actual costs of fighting a wildfire.

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News archives

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Utah is one of the most successful states in the nation at recovering the costs of fighting wildfires, though the costs recovered rarely equal the actual costs of fighting a wildfire.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah has recovered nearly $17 million in the past 17 years from individuals, organizations and corporations found responsible for causing 47 wildfires in Utah. The following list details those collections.


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