Six Thousand Acres To Be Burned In Spanish Fork Canyon

Six Thousand Acres To Be Burned In Spanish Fork Canyon

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SPANISH FORK (KSL News Services) -- Don’t be surprised if you see smoke rising from Spanish Fork Canyon. The forest service is preparing to burn six-thousand acres in Utah County this weekend.

Uintah National Forest Spokesman Dave Pallazolo says this is a prescribed burn and he says they will take many more precautions now because of the botched cascade springs fire three years ago. ”When dealing with fire you just never know. There really is so such thing as a controlled burn. We can just try and do our best to manage it.”

Palazzolo says they focus a lot more on local weather patterns before making the decision for a prescribed burn. He says fires make an area much healthier and invites anybody going to cascade springs to see how well the area has done since the fire.

The smoke will be visible to residents throughout Utah County.

(Copyright 2005 KSL NewsRadio)

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