Utah National Guard responded to Oak Springs Fire near Camp Williams

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CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah (ABC4 News) – An active wildfire that burned about 200 acres of land near Camp Williams Sunday is now 100 percent contained.

The Utah National Guard responded to the fire that started at about 11 a.m. and say three sides of the fire are contained at fire breaks but are still spreading west towards the fire breaks.

United Fire crews were on scene at the .50 cal range during training exercises that started the fire and were able to respond immediately to the fire, according to the National Guard. They said the fire danger was low at the time of the training.

The fire which is now 100 percent contained burned about 200 acres and remained inside the fire breaks to the North and South, and contained to the East, according to the Utah National Guard.

The National Guard said fire breaks were widened and a new one was added to the West.

Courtesy: Utah National Guard

The National Guard said there were two helicopters, 66 Guard personnel on the fire, 18 fire apparatus, 13 brush trucks, and over 30 others on scene working to extinguish the fire. Herriman Fire Department also responded to the fire.

Utah Guard says 97th Aviation Troop Command, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation also responded with two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, each with two pilots and a crew chief onboard, to help attack the fire from the air.

They said each helicopter made repeated trips to nearby water sources to dip its 600-gallon Bambi bucket and drop the water on the flames.


The Utah National Guard is called the fire the Oak Springs Fire. Crews said made significant progress on the fire and were able to contain it without threatening structures.

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