Top 5 Independence Day Weekend stories on St. George News

At the hillside fire that occurred behind the Fountain Heights apartments, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2021 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday through Monday, July 3-5.

See the related stories at the bottom of this page for five honorable mention stories.

Hillside brush fire threatening apartments believed to be human caused

At the hillside fire that occurred behind the Fountain Heights apartments, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Dylan Baker, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A brush fire that spread on the hillside behind the Fountain Heights apartments at 3424 S. River Road Saturday evening threatened buildings and triggered the evacuation of several apartment units.

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Out-of-town visitors at Airbnb in LaVerkin cause blaze with fireworks, officials say

A wildfire burned 4.5 acres in LaVerkin late Sunday night, LaVerkin, Utah, July 4, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Anna Slack, St. George News

LAVERKIN — Out-of-town visitors setting off fireworks at an Airbnb caused a wildfire in LaVerkin on Sunday night, according to fire officials.

Washington County Fire Warden Adam Heyder said in a text to St. George News that the fire burned about 4.5 acres.

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Man with zip ties on his wrists arrested after tussle with police

Composite image with background image by Thea Design/iStock/Getty Images Plus; overly stock image by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 911 call resulted in a felony arrest of a man who was found with zip ties on his wrists, reportedly due to a sex party that went wrong.

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‘Let us take the time’: Ivins sets development of a new reservoir on its own terms

The current Ivins City Hall sits next to the under- instruction new City Hall under the shadow of Red Mountain on July 1, 2021, Ivins, Utah | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

IVINS — Water, or the lack of it, was on Thursday’s agenda for the Ivins City Council as the council approved a procedure to search for an area to place a new reservoir and also approved a procedural water rate hike.

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Independence Day extravaganza draws big crowds, provides crowd-pleasing entertainments

Concert attendees dance along to Russell Dickerson’s music, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2021 | Photo by Ben West, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — This year’s 99.9 KONY Country’s 4th of July Celebration went off with a bang as thousands of residents and fans packed into the Greater Zion Stadium. The Saturday evening festivities were headlined by country star Russell Dickerson and culminated in a huge fireworks display.

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The top five honorable mention stories can be found below in the related stories below.

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