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Fire burns 4 acres on nature trail

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MOUNT OLYMPUS — Firefighters believe a four-acre fire on a nature trail Sunday was human-caused but aren't sure whether it was intentionally sparked.

The fire, west of the I-215 southbound lanes and north of the 4500 South exit, was started about 3 p.m. and took about 20 minutes to extinguish, Salt Lake County Fire Capt. Marty Slack said.

The area was difficult for crews to access, Slack said. The Utah Highway Patrol closed the 4500 South exit, and firefighters fought the fire from a hole cut in a fence separating the nature area from the freeway.

Slack said "there are no possible natural explanations" for the fire and said it may be impossible to determine its exact cause.