Thursday, July 21, 2011

Eagle Mtn: Tragic ATV Accident

"A 10-year-old Eagle Mountain boy died Thursday afternoon after the 4-wheeler he was riding with his baby sitter rolled off a 22-foot cliff.

Tooele County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Johnson said the boy was riding behind his 31-year-old female baby sitter at the Five Mile Pass Recreation Area, on the border of Tooele and Utah counties.

He said the pair rode up a steep embankment when the ATV either cut out or died and rolled backward off the cliff. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the pair lying to the right of the ATV."-SLTrib

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Eagle Mtn: Fire Near Camp Williams Started By Fireworks, Nearly Contained

A wildfire was burning on the edge of Camp Williams in Utah County on Thursday.

The fire was located on the northern edge of the Eagle Mountain area and was moving onto Camp Williams, according to Utah BLM spokesman Jason Curry.

Curry said that the Sunset Fire was contained to about 25 acres and was mostly contained by Thursday afternoon. Currys said crews consider it a "fast attack" blaze that was started by fireworks.

Authorities found the kids responsible and said they will be facing charges, and their parents may have to pay the

Monday, July 11, 2011

Eagle Mtn: Flooding From Recent Thunderstorm

Residents are cleaning up and assessing the damage from floods in Eagle Mountain over the weekend that left sinkholes, a river of mud and pools of water in home basements.

The floods were a result of an intense thunderstorm Sunday night that had Eagle Mountain residents scrambling to prevent water from entering homes. Thunder, lightning, hail and rain struck Eagle Mountain at around 6 p.m. The storm lasted less than an hour, but the cleanup is expected to take