Two small wildfires began burning in different parts of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Tuesday, including one on the very top of Mt. Olympus looking over Salt Lake City.
The Mt. Olympus fire was first reported at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and had only burned about one-tenth of an acre by Tuesday evening, according to U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kim Osborn.
Osborn said the fire likely was caused by a lightning strike from thunderstorms that battered the region last week. Often, fires caused by a strike can smolder for a few days before erupting into something more visible, Osborn said.