UPDATE: Police Still Searching For Information On Five ‘Suspicious’ Fires In Centerville

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CENTERVILLE, Utah, July 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Police who released surveillance shot near one of five suspicious fires set Monday morning in Centerville are still looking for information on the incidents having cleared the person captured on the video.

One of the fires was set in a small construction trailer in a church parking lot at 200 S. 200 East, and police on Monday released video of a man that was in that parking lot just before the blaze was reported. On Friday, Centerville Police tweeted that man has been released as a person of interest, and was not related to the arson cases.

Firefighters received word of the fires between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., according to a Facebook post from Centerville Police Department.

The worst of the four was a structure fire near 1450 North and Main Street, where a home’s hedge was set alight, which caused a flame about 30-feet high, which damaged a power line. Three trash can fires burned at different locations around the city — two on 1400 North and one on Chase Lane.

Investigators plan to consult Farmington officials about a similar rash of fires there last week.

Anyone who has information about the fires is asked to call Centerville Police at 801-292-8441.


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