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Downed power line in Henefer

At 8:44 p.m. on Wed., June 19, the North Summit Fire Department responded to a small brush fire that had been caused by a downed power line. The incident occurred at the intersection of Echo Rd. and I-84, near mile marker 115 by the Henefer exit, according to North Summit Fire Chief Mark Giauque.

The burn area was between a quarter and a half acre, but was not burning quickly. The area where the power line came down was sealed off. According to Giauque, the wind was blowing in a direction that could have cause a serious fire. Luckily, he said, the cool weather that night hampered any progress the fire could have made.

Summit County Fire Warden Bryce Boyer assessed the scene shortly after, and Rocky Mountain Power arrived to repair the downed power line.

Detective honored by county

Summit County Detective Joshua D. Wall was recognized Wednesday night by the Summit County Council for his outstanding work with the Utah Children’s Justice Center. He received their 2013 multidisciplinary team (MDT) award for his work with the center and with child abuse cases.

Wall, who began his law enforcement career in 2001 with the Utah Highway Patrol, has spent the last three years investigating child abuse cases. Wall has been noted as bringing a unique and professional attitude to his work with the Children’s Justice Center and his skills with Spanish have been important to working in Summit County.

About Wall, Capt. Justin Martinez of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said, "Detective Wall is often sought after for his insight, assistance and cooperative efforts. He truly represents the qualities of a vital MDT member."

Wall was nominated for the award in a unanimous decision by his teammates.

June 30 declared ‘Olympic Day’

The Summit County Council approved the proclamation of June 30 officially as Olympic Day in a unanimous decision Wednesday night. The proclamation, proposed by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, will make this year the inaugural celebration of Olympic Day.

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