HOLLADAY -- Authorities are blaming flooding along a creek near Salt Lake City on vandals tampering with a flood control gate.
Unified Fire Authority Battalion Chief Clint Smith tells KSL-TV the flooding from Big Cottonwood Creek early Wednesday appears to have been deliberate.
No one was hurt. But water flowed into yards, an apartment complex parking lot and at least one home in the Holladay area.
Smith says the situation could have been deadly because it happened when people were asleep.
Investigators are trying to identify the culprits.
Officials found a broken lock on a control box, and say flood gates had been lowered to create a backup of water.
They say the flooding happened after the gate was raised.