West Government Creek Fire west of Vernon, Utah

DC-10 utah fire

The Alpine Hotshots posted the above photo September 4, 2016 on Twitter.

And September 3:

The West Government Creek Fire has burned 4,006 acres 7 miles west of Vernon, Utah and 50 miles west of Provo. It started from lightning on September 2 and is burning in grass, sagebrush and Juniper. The management objective is full suppression. The fire is in the Wasatch National Forest except for the northwest section.

West Government Creek Fire
West Government Creek Fire. InciWeb.
map West Government Creek Fire
Map showing the location of the West Government Creek Fire in Utah, Sept 4, 2016. Click to enlarge.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.