‘West Government Creek’ fire burns 150 acres in Tooele County

Posted at 10:39 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 00:39:32-04

VERNON, Utah — A wildfire started in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Friday afternoon.

The “West Government Creek Fire” has burned at least 150 acres in an area approximately 20 miles southwest of the town of Vernon. FOX 13 News viewers reported smoke from the fire was visible from Utah County on Friday.

Tooele County officials said the fire hasn’t threatened any campers or hunters in the area, but they have been warned that they may need to evacuate if fire conditions change.

A news release from the U.S. Forest Service said the fire could threaten a sage grouse habitat in the area.

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