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SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) -- A national forest in Utah will soon be set on fire --- intentionally!

The U.S. Forest Service is planning to set a controlled fire in the Uinta National Forest in Diamond Fork Canyon.

Forest officials say the purpose of setting the 250 acres of forest land on fire is to reduce the likelihood of a catastrophic wildfire. The flames will also stimulate new growth in Aspen trees.

The blaze will burn about 18 miles southeast of Spanish Fork on U.S. 6 near Sheep Creek Road. Forest officials say it will be ignited sometime between today and April 15.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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