Mormons warned not to burn Guard with bogus fire claims

Some LDS church members living near this month’s wildfire in Herriman have been admonished not to exaggerate or file fraudulent claims for reimbursement. A letter from three Herriman Rose Canyon Stake leaders dated Sunday and addressed to members says, “a few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are sullying their own good name and the name of the church by such dishonest actions.” Meanwhile, Utah National Guard Maj. Rob Parsons warned against unscrupulous cleanup companies who might charge for bids to repair fire damage, require a contract in exchange for a bid or inflate their prices. Guard soldiers training with machine guns at Camp Williams ignited the Machine Gun Fire on Sept. 19. The blaze burned 4,326 acres and destroyed three homes. The Utah National Guard has vowed to pay the cost of firefighting and reimburse claims filed by Herriman residents.
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