A Utah family that lost its home in a wildfire showed compassion toward those now accused of starting it.
The U.S. Forest Service, along with the Utah Division of Forestry and State Lands, said two people have been identified and are facing charges for starting the Gun Range Fire that raced out of control a week ago in the hills above Bountiful.
Fire investigators said the two adults, who have not been identified, built a campfire and then failed to properly extinguish it.
“The fire was built, attended and then after that, we believe they left the scene and the fire was not adequately put out,” said Jason Curry with the Utah Division of Forestry and State Lands. “They are cooperating.”
Daniel Fisher, who is one of three homeowners who lost their home in the fire, was digging through the rubble Monday afternoon, searching for valuables that may have survived.