- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - An Ogden man is facing charges after allegedly starting a fire that burned for more than a day and spread across 400 acres of state land in West Point.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1OOlE4m ) 29-year-old Corey Jay Halvorson was charged Tuesday with criminal mischief and reckless burning in connection to the Phrag Fire on Sept. 8.

Court documents say Halvorson had tried to prevent firefighters from extinguishing the flames and attempted to lock himself in a fire truck.

Halvorson allegedly told police he had been camping when his friend started the fire.

Police arrested him and took him to a hospital where he received treatment for burns and lacerations.

Halvorson also faces charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and wildland fire violation.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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