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Firefighters extinguish small fire in Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Posted at 7:22 AM, Aug 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-20 09:22:03-04

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Firefighters from the Unified Fire Authority extinguished a small brush fire in Big Cottonwood Canyon Wednesday night.

The fire was discovered by hikers on Broads Fork Trail, and it was first reported around 10:45.

Unified Fire officials said the fire burned about one tenth of an acre.

“[The cause is] undetermined at this point. It kind of leans toward human-caused, by the nature of where it’s at, but that is undetermined and under investigation,” said Battalion Chief Scott McBride, Unified Fire Authority.