Two people were killed when their light plane crashed in a canyon east of Ogden Saturday afternoon.

The crash was discovered when firemen responded to a forest fire started by the crash, according to Batallion Chief Ted Mayo of the Weber Fire District.Mayo said names of the men were being withheld until relatives could be notified.

Mayo said Weber County firefighters received reports of a fire about 2:25 p.m. in Greatson Canyon, north of Pineview Reservoir, and about two miles southeast of the Powder Mountain Ski Resort.

The firefighters discovered the plane crash when they responded. Mayo said the plane had flown out of the Ogden Airport. Both occupants died on impact, he said.

Mayo could not give the extent of the fire, but said it had been contained.