TOOELE, Utah. — The National Forest Service has determined that the Morgan Canyon Fire was caused by a downed aircraft in Deseret Peak Wilderness, occurring late Thursday evening. The National Transportation Safety Board and Tooele County Sheriff worked together in the investigation.
Gephardt Daily has confirmed with the Transportation Board that 2 people were involved in the plane crash. Both died when their small plane, a Piper PA-28-140, crashed at 10:50 pm on Thursday, June 17.
The Morgan Canyon Fire has burned 157 acres and is 0% contained. A total of 112 personnel are working the fire. Hot Shot crews and air resources are being used to fight the fire.
Here’s a time-lapse look at the #MorganCanyonFire burning between Grantsville and Rush Valley in Tooele Valley.
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