Police & Fire

Matt’s Canyon Fire now fully contained

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A 6-acre fire broke out west of the Coalville, Echo Reservoir area near I-80 on Friday, July 21 at approximately 6 p.m.

According to a statement from Summit County, it is believed that the fire, dubbed the Matt’s Canyon Fire, originated from a lightning strike earlier last week. No structures were threatened, and no evacuations were called out.

A federal helicopter, Summit County Wildland Fire, the North Summit Fire Service District, a federal helicopter, and Summit County Public works responded to the scene.

As of Friday, July 21 at approximately 10 p.m. the fire was at an estimated 5-6 acres, and was 60% contained.

As of Saturday, July 22 at noon, the Matt’s Canyon Fire was 100% contained.

The North Summit and South Summit Fire Districts and Summit County Wildland Fire are monitoring the area. The fire’s final size was 1.8 acres.

The Matt’s Canyon Fire was fully contained as of July 22, 2023. Photo: Summit County UT // Facebook

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