State officials seek three teenagers suspected of starting southern Utah wildfire with fireworks

Wildfires 2020

WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Utah fire officials revealed the cause of a wildfire burning in the southwest portion of the state, and they are looking for suspects.

Investigators on the Turkey Farm Road Fire are asking the public for help identifying the individuals responsible for starting the fire with fireworks. The suspects are believed to be three teenage boys seen driving in a white sedan on Cottonwood Rd. around 9 p.m. on Monday, July 13.

The Turkey Farm Road fire north of St. George in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve was reported just after 9 p.m. Monday. Fire officials said fireworks are “never allowed at anytime of the year in the area where the fire was ignited.”

So far, the fire has burned nearly 12,000 acres and briefly caused evacuations in the area. Firefighters fought fire the amid hot, dry, windy conditions before it was fully contained on Monday, July 20.

If you have any information related to this fire, you’re asked to call 435-704-4456.

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