BIA investigating cause of fire on Shivwits Band Reservation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management are investigating a fire that burned nearly 1,400 acres on the Shivwits Band of Paiutes Reservation in Utah.

The Barn Wildfire started Friday afternoon. No homes were damaged and no one was injured but the fire burned cedar, willows and other vegetation used for cultural purposes.

Authorities say the fire was caused by a human.

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Shivwits and BLM seek damages after blaze (The St. George Spectrum 6/14)

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