Gov. Herbert: weed torch sparked massive Brian Head wildfire

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 15:41:56-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary Herbert revealed that a weed torch sparked the massive Brian Head Fire, which has evacuated the southern Utah town.

In a series of tweets, the governor said he was meeting with emergency management officials and firefighters. He disclosed that a weed torch in dry conditions sparked the blaze.

The governor is touring the devastation and offering support for those who have been evacuated from their homes. He is also urging people to be careful as extremely dry conditions have set in.

Updates on FOX 13 News and as details become available…