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DAVIS STUDENTS MATCH OR PASS ACT AVERAGES

For the first time, Davis School District students have scored at or above the state and national averages on the ACT in all categories.

Davis math scores, which have traditionally lagged behind state averages, were higher in last year's test and met the national average for the first time. More dramatic increases were scored by students who completed the district's college CORE, which consists of four years of English, three of math, social and natural sciences.Davis High School students scored the highest composites scores of any high school in the district with an average of 22.1. Viewmont followed with an average score of 22. Clearfield High students scored the lowest with an average of 19.8.

Crews hope to control

blaze near Cedar Fort

CEDAR FORT - Fire crews expected to control a 3,250-acre wildfire in the hills southwest of here by noon Thursday.

Utah County sheriff's Lt. Ron Fernstedt said the blaze was ignited by an unattended cooking fire. The rapidly moving fire was first spotted about 11:40 a.m. Monday in Pole Canyon.

Two men arrested Tuesday in connection with the fire were released Wednesday from the Salt Lake County Jail pending a federal indictment on arson, poaching and other wildlife charges, Fernstedt said. A scheduled arraignment in U.S. District Court was canceled.

Lightning-ignited fire

burns 30 acres so far

ALPINE - Lightning ignited a fire in the Fort Canyon area Wednesday afternoon, burning 30 acres by this morning.

Unlike a blaze in the canyon that came dangerously close to homes earlier this summer, the latest fire is high up on the mountainside. The nearest structure is 11/4 miles from the fire, said Loyal Clark, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. The slow-moving fire consumed dense oak brush, maple and mountain mahogany.