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Utah fire uncovered man's weapons cache, survival bunkers


December 1, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A massive wildfire in southern Utah this summer uncovered scattered underground bunkers stocked with guns, grenades and food that were illegally built in the wilderness, authorities said Thursday.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the builder of the bunkers or his motivation.

The sheriff’s office said in a statement that it has been investigating since the late June fire, and prosecutors will consider filing criminal charges against the man because the bunkers were illegally constructed on government land.

The hideouts were discovered on June 27,...

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