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Ogden law enforcement searching for men responsible for grass fire

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 19:20:58-04

OGDEN - Police and firefighters are looking for the two men seen leaving the scene shortly before a grass fire consumed 1/4 acre just above the Nature Center Trailhead.

The Ogden Fire Department says the two males were in their 20s and witnesses saw them leaving the area just after the fire began just after 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The fire was quickly handled and crews say they believe it is considered contained. They do intend on monitoring it throughout the day in case any more fire activity starts up.

Crews quickly knocked down the fire, but stayed on scene for several hours mopping up hot spots.

"Fire conditions right now are very serious, this hillside right now is basically a tinderbox with hot weather," Ogden Fire Department Battalion Chief Hal Van Meeteren said.  "Vegetation that we`ve had is all dried out right now. It's very dangerous."

One of the men seen leaving the area is described as in his 20's with shaggy black hair.  He was wearing a black shirt, black shorts, and a beanie cap.

The other man is also in his 20's and was seen wearing a tie-dye shirt and a beanie cap.

If you have any information on this fire, you can contact the Weber Dispatch Center non-emergency number at 801-395-8221.