CENTERVILLE -- Officials believe humans caused the fire that burned almost 40 acres above Centerville before being extinguished Friday.
They know approximately where the fire started but do not know its exact cause, said Kathy Jo Pollack, spokeswoman with the U.S. Forest Service.
That's why they are asking anyone who took photographs or videos of the Parrish Fire within 15 minutes after it started Thursday to contact authorities. Davis County Sheriff's Dispatch received a call about the fire at 7:44 p.m. Thursday.
Those with pictures should call the Davis County Sheriff's Office at 801-451-4151.
The fire was 100 percent contained by noon Friday, officials said.
Fire investigators have heard reports of a "fireball" from individuals. One man was interviewed by investigators, but was released.
Adam Funk, a seventh-grader who lives near the fire, said he was up on the mountain with two Boy Scout leaders, working on his botany badge, when he saw a man on a dirt bike, wearing a helmet and a black T-shirt, riding down the mountain. A few minutes later, he smelled smoke and saw the flames. He said that if the three of them had waited another minute or two to leave, they risked being trapped on the mountain by the fire.
Pollock said someone who started the fire can be charged either in federal court or in district court, depending on where it first started.
On Friday, 22 firefighters worked to secure the north and northeast corners of the fire among thick oak brush, Pollock said. The crews were from the Forest Service, Layton, Weber County and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.
Hot-shot crews arrived Friday morning to put out the hot spots along the East Bench.
Fire agencies from Davis, Weber and Salt Lake counties battled the fire and protected homes throughout the night.
Crews were helped by falling temperatures and an increase in relative humidity. Also winds, which are common in that area, had died down.
A helicopter was on call Friday morning, but was canceled.