>> Thick clouds of smoke overtaking Brian Head, Utah, a picturesque resort town known for its good skiing. A fast-moving wildfire has destroyed more than 40,000 acres and forced hundreds to evacuate.>> Sleepless nights. We have 20 years of memory on that mountain.>> The fire burning for more than a week has destroyed more than a dozen homes so far.
The blaze, one of several firefighters are battling in the US West, as an extreme heat wave grips that part of the country. Close to 1,000 firefighters are tackling the flames from the air and on the ground, but it's been a tough fight. The wildfire is less than 10% contained.
>> It's heart-wrenching, I get it, there's cabins up there that are generations old.>> Officials say the Brian Head fire was started when a man used a torch to kill weeds.