US Boy Scouts and hikers airlifted from wildfire in Utah
Friday, July 20, 2007
On Friday, a group of hikers and 18 boy scouts were airlifted by helicopters away from a wildfire in Nephi Canyon, Utah. The hikers and scouts escaped into a rough rocky area to keep a safe distance from the dangerous wildfire after it advanced on their campground.
The wildfire started in a campground in Salt Creek Canyon, 85 miles from Salt Lake City, and has burned 13,000 acres across 20 square miles as of Friday. The fire has burned a campground and motel, and forced the evacuation of all campgrounds and cabins in its path.
- AP. "Wildfire forces airlift of Boy Scouts, hikers in Utah" — , July 20, 2007
- AP. "Wildfire destroys motel and campground; Boy Scouts airlifted" — , July 20, 2007
- Sam Penrod. "Dozens of People Evacuated in Sanpete County Due to Wildfire" — , July 20, 2007