When Wildfires Tore Through Utah, They Revealed A Two-Mile Network Of Secret Weaponized Bunkers

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On June 17, 2017, a wildfire began in wooded mountains near the town of Brian Head, Utah. And while fire crews soon got to the scene, extinguishing the blaze was no easy task; in fact, the flames would still rage on ten days later. Then, however, some firefighters made a truly explosive discovery.

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That wildfire in the Cedar Mountain area of Utah’s Iron County was not just your run-of-the-mill conflagration, though. The Brian Head blaze was in fact the worst wildfire ever in the records of the state, since it ended up scorching an area of 72,000 acres.

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The fire destroyed no fewer than 13 homes; the overall cost of fighting the blaze, meanwhile, has been estimated at a cool $34 million. And 2017 was decidedly not a good year for wildfires in Utah. In total, fires ravaged some 250,000 acres of land in the state during those 12 months – with the bill for damage to buildings subsequently coming to $4 million.

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