Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Telephone Canyon burns Thurs.

Cause unknown


Stephanie Thompson

Smoke rises from Telephone Canyon Thursday afternoon. A fire quickly burned through the area until firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

The cause of the Telephone Canyon Fire may never be known, but it's a wake up call to just how dangerously dry it is right now.

Even with the recent rains, it's still dry out and Thursday's fire was a reminder of that. At about 1:30 p.m. residents in Green River not only heard the sirens of the fire trucks, but could see the smoke billowing out and over Mansface.

The fire was located at the base of Telephone Canyon, not too far from the Green River City Water Treatment Plant.

Green River Fire Chief Mike Nomis said he doesn't think the cause of the fire will ever be determined. Even though t...

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