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Authorities search for alleged arsonist after West Valley City field fire

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Posted at 8:00 AM, May 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-14 10:04:46-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Authorities are looking for an alleged arsonist after a field fire burned a couple of acres in West Valley City.

An officer first saw the fire during a traffic stop just before midnight near 3200 S. and Decker Lake Dr.

Firefighters initially struggled to put out the flames because the closest fire hydrant at a nearby apartment complex wasn’t working.

As the fire burned east, crews were able to reach the blaze from Decker Lake Blvd.

Police said witnesses identified a juvenile who allegedly started the fire.

No buildings were threatened.