Police consider possibility of arson in string of 3 small fires

Published: Thursday, March 28 2013 2:35 p.m. MDT

MIDVALE — Police are investigating a string of small fires that occurred in the same neighborhood early Thurdsay.

While it remains unclear whether the fires, including two fences and a vehicle near 185 E. 7660 South, are related, officials are considering a possibility of arson, said Unified Fire Authority Capt. Clint Mecham. The initial fire was reported at about 5 a.m., with the other two happening within 40 minutes.

No one was injured as a result of the fires and flames were quickly extinguished, Mecham said.

Wendy Leonard, Twitter: wendyleonards

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