- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

STOCKTON, Utah (AP) - Utah officials say residents in the small town of Stockton must boil water before using it after a wildfire contaminated their water supply this week.

Tooele County emergency manager Bucky Whitehouse says workers are handing out bottles of water and operating filling stations at various places in Stockton, population 600.

He says scientists expect results from a second round of tests by Saturday afternoon.

Police arrested 27-year-old Timothy West of Stockton on Wednesday night on suspicion of starting the fire by lighting matches near a baseball field.

Fire information officer Teresa Rigby says West was a volunteer firefighter for the town several years ago.

Rigby says three outlying sheds Wednesday.

Crews contained the fire mid-day Thursday, when residents who had evacuated a day earlier were allowed to return home.

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