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Officials investigating cause of fish deaths in Utah creek

July 25, 2019

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Officials are searching for a source of possible contamination after dozens of fish and a few ducks were found dead in a Utah creek.

KUTV-TV reports children fishing in Burch Creek in South Ogden discovered the dead fish and called 911 Wednesday afternoon.

The South Ogden Fire Department says nearby residents also reported smelling gas in the area.

The department says between 40 and 50 fish were found dead.

The Weber County Health Department says it was testing the water to determine the cause and source.

The creek feeds flows into the Weber River.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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