Curious raccoon sparks grass fire in Weber County

  • Source: KSTU-TV Fox 13 Now Salt Lake City
  • Published: 06/11/2018 07:37 AM

Investigators say a raccoon is to blame for a grass fire near I-84 and Riverdale Rd. in Weber County. The fire started at about 3. a.m.; it took firefighters about 20 minutes to get it under control. Riverdale Fire said the raccoon climbed up a power pole, got shocked by the power line and caught fire. The raccoon fell to the ground and sparked a grass fire. Nobody was hurt, other than the raccoon.


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