TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 9, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Morgan Canyon Fire, which is burning between Grantsville and Rush Valley in Tooele County, is now 509 acres and 90% contained.
The fire, which began on Thursday, June 17, was caused by a fatal plane crash involving a small aircraft. The late night incident claimed the life of a 51-year-old pilot and her six-year-old granddaughter. They were flying from Montana to California at the time of the crash.
“The Morgan Canyon fire received significant moisture from last week’s storm system that impacted northern Utah,” said a tweet from Utah Fire Info Monday. “Firefighters hiked portions of the fire where it was safe to do so on Aug. 8 and didn’t observe any fire or smoke.”
Salt Lake Ranger District fire personnel will continue to check the fire for any smoke or fire within the fire perimeter until a true season-ending event such as snow arrives at the fire site, the tweet said.
Gephardt Daily will have more information on this developing story as information is made available.