WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Miracle Mountain Designation Act Monday, a bill that celebrates the survival of Elk Ridge City, Utah during the Bald Mountain Fire.
“Adversity always brings out the best in Utahns, and the tragic fires in Utah County last fall were no different,” Sen. Lee said. “I am proud to help honor the faith and hope of the Elk Ridge community by naming the peak where the fire halted ‘Miracle Mountain’.”
In September of this year, the Bald Mountain Fire burned nearly 2,000 acres of land in Utah, threatening the city of Elk Ridge, Utah. But miraculously the fire halted as it neared a local unnamed peak. Since the fire, locals have come to call that peak “Miracle Mountain”. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) introduced a bill to rename the peak in the House last year. This Senate version of the bill is cosponsored by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT).