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Crews Respond To New Fire In Tooele County

Jun 18, 2021, 7:41 AM | Updated: Jun 19, 2021, 3:08 pm

The Morgan Canyon Fire. (Dave Vickers, Wasatch Front area fire management officer for Utah Fire and...

The Morgan Canyon Fire. (Dave Vickers, Wasatch Front area fire management officer for Utah Fire and State Lands)

(Dave Vickers, Wasatch Front area fire management officer for Utah Fire and State Lands)

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Fire crews have responded to the Morgan Canyon Fire, which was reported early Friday morning.

State fire officials said the blaze is burning between Grantsville and Rush Valley off of the Mormon Trail Road in Tooele County.

It has burned 37 acres as of 10:10 a.m. Saturday.

Crews said the blaze saw minimal activity overnight “with some single tree torching observed,” according to a tweet from Utah Fire Info.

Two hotshot crews have been assigned to fight the flames, with the help of helitack, engines and air support.

The blaze may have been sparked by a plane crash.

Officials with the National Transportation Security Board confirmed to KSL-TV Friday afternoon that they were investigating a plane crash in the area.

Preliminary information, according to the NTSB, suggests there were two people on board and both were killed.

Chopper 5 also spotted a charred plane near the fire.

Investigators said they will be requesting weather, radar, air traffic control, mechanical inspection and pilot’s medical data Saturday.

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Crews Respond To New Fire In Tooele County