Federal authorities are offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in connection with a wildfire that burned near the Juab County town of Eureka.

The Bureau of Land Management announced a $2,500 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever started the Lonesome Pine fire. But investigators would not say any more about the fire's cause or whether they believe it was arson.

"It's still under investigation," said BLM Special Agent Brent Range.

The 560-acre Lonesome Pine fire burned just 3 1/2 miles from Eureka on the Juab-Utah County line. The fire was sparked on Aug. 24 and finally contained on Sept. 2.

It cost about $200,000 to put out the fire. The BLM said anyone with information is urged to contact Range at 801-550-9863 or by e-mail at [email protected].


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