A small wildfire accidentally started by a target shooter in Cedar Hills on Friday was quickly put out, while elsewhere in the state two more wildfires continued to rage in rural areas.
Lone Peak Fire Chief Brad Freeman said the Cedar Hills fire began burning perilously close to homes on Morgan Boulevard and Box Elder Drive near Montgomery Peak, but firefighters were able to divert the blaze away from the structures. The 10-acre fire began about 4 p.m. and burned upward into the rugged hills where firefighters couldn't reach it. The fire department was getting help from a helicopter that was pulling water from the Cedar Hills irrigation pond.
Cedar Hills City reported the fire was 100 percent contained around 6 p.m. Freeman said no structures were threatened. The city reported the target shooter called 911 after the flames got out of control and admitted to his role in the fire.