The cost of fighting a southern Utah wildfire that forced hundreds of people to evacuate has reached nearly $34 million.
Fire spokeswoman Julie Thomas said the tab for fighting the blaze near the Utah ski town of Brian Head is $33.89 million to date.
Officials have said wildfire was started nearly a month ago by someone burning weeds, and that person could be responsible for the costs of fighting the fire.
Iron County sheriff’s deputies overseeing the criminal probe didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.
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