Millions Collected From Those Who Started Fires
Published on July 16, 2012 at 05:59AM
Utah is tops in the nation for collecting damages against those who start wildfires. In nearly 20 years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah has taken in almost 17-million dollars from people, corporations and organizations. But there is only a small amount of fires where blame can be proven and firefighting costs are only recovered in a small fraction of those fires.