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Morgan Canyon Fire Caused By Fatal Plane Crash, Officials Say

According to KUTV, officials confirmed Monday that the start of the new Morgan Canyon fire in Tooele County is the result of a fatal plane crash, which occurred late Thursday night. Reports of the fire began during the overnight hours into Friday morning.The national Transportation Safety Board reported that two people were killed in the crash, but local authorities have yet to release their identities. The cause of the crash is still unknown. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.


The Morgan Canyon fire has increased in size to 37 acres with zero percent containment so far. A Temporary Flight Restriction is currently in place in the area.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!