Updated: Body found inside charred rubble

Update: Authorities issued a news release Monday confirming a dead body was found inside the charred rubble Sunday night. Investigators said they found evidence suggesting the male subject died from an apparent suicide but did not provide any details as to what led them to that conclusion. Official sources also confirmed there was some type of an explosion inside the home but would not elaborate on what caused it. CEDAR CITY – Police evacuated neighbors near a house fire Sunday afternoon as firefighters battled the blaze for several hours. The home…

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2 fires in less than 12 hours keep crews busy

CEDAR CITY – Two different structure fires kept fire crews busy Wednesday, the first call coming in early in the morning. Cedar City firefighters were called out at 1:30 a.m. on reports of a brush fire in the area of 2500 West and 3600 North. When they arrived on scene however, they found a modular home on fire that had been burning for some time, Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips said. “We weren’t able to save it,” he said. “It had been burning for a while before it was…

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Fire crews respond to fire number 2 just hours after cleaning up the 1st one

CEDAR CITY – Fire crews were called out again Monday night just hours after putting out a fire at a local storage unit facility. This time for a brush fire that could have easily burned out of control, authorities said. Cedar City Fire Department was dispatched at 11:35 p.m. to a fire behind J R’s Truck Stop, located at 2635 Freeway Drive. The fire burned around 1.3 acres. The cause of the fire is unknown, Chief Mike Phillips said. However, there were several power poles that may have somehow sparked and…

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Storage unit fire under investigation

CEDAR CITY – Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that raged through the roof of a storage facility Monday damaging some of what was inside the units. Cedar City Fire Department responded around 4:15 p.m. to reports of a fire at Half-Price Storage located at 465 N. 800 West, next to Mammoth Trailer Park. Investigators are unsure of what caused the fire that was primarily localized in the ceiling of the building. Video footage from security cameras showed the storage unit smoking earlier in the day at…

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Police investigating possible arson

CEDAR CITY – Authorities responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon they are now investigating for possible arson. Iron County Sheriff deputies along with fire fighters from the Bureau of Land Management and the Cedar City Fire Department responded to the scene at around 3 p.m. The fire, located in the area of 2500 W. 5500 North, had spread to about three-quarters of an acre. The fire may have been a rekindling of one that had started around some wooden pallets the night before, Iron County Sheriff’s Lt. Del Schlosser said.…

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Armed Iron County resident makes citizen’s arrest in connection with alleged burglary and arson

The Iron County Sheriff is pointing to the Second Amendment as the reason one man is in jail Saturday night following an incident earlier in the day that ended with a resident making a citizen’s arrest at gunpoint. Cedar City resident Michael Lamoyne Cross, 49, was booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility Saturday morning after an Iron County resident made a citizen’s arrest. The resident, who is employed with a security company, was armed at the time. He then drove the suspect to jail, turning him over to deputies,…

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