Juvenile apprehended, suspected of starting recent Wasatch County fires

A juvenile was apprehended Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in connection to the Saddle Fire and other recent fires in Wasatch County. Photo: Wasatch County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, May 12, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday in connection to a 200-acre wildfire burning near Midway.

It was determined that the fire, called the Saddle Fire, was human-caused, the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said.

WCSO said it appears the suspect acted alone.

The juvenile also is suspected in other recent fires near the Interlaken and Pine Canyon areas north of Midway.

The investigation is still underway, and anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 435-654-WCSO.

Interlaken and Dutch Hills subdivision residents have been alerted to prepare to evacuate their homes. They are advised to have enough medications and personal belongings for 48 hours.

The evacuation site will be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 165 N. Center in Midway. There will be people at the site to welcome evacuees, and the Red Cross also will be there in coming hours, a WCSO post on Facebook said.


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