Modified DC 10 used as heavy air tanker in aerial firefighting efforts
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A massive new human-caused wildfire burning southeast of Provo, Utah, has destroyed numerous structures, with several nearby communities under evacuation orders.
The Wood Hollow Fire is reported as 15 percent contained, at almost 40,000 acres. The exact cause of ignition is still under investigation. The fire is burning in a mix of Timber grass and and brush, as well as pinyon, Juniper, Cheat rass, sage, and mixed oak.
According to InciWeb.org, almos 400 firefighters are on scene working to contain the blaze.
Farther east, the Church Camp Fire grew to 1,000 acres, threatening Cabins, trailers, power lines, major transmission power lines, outbuildings and historic log cabins. In all, about 83 structures are at risk. (more…)
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