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Wildfire Officials Release Fire Season Predictions

Wildfire Officials Release Fire Season Predictions

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- There is a high potential for extreme wildfire activity in southwestern Utah this year, according to an outlook from Utah wildfire agencies.

Weather and fuel conditions in the southwestern part of the state could be ripe for heavy wildfire activity, the Utah Interagency Fire Information center said Wednesday.

"Predicting our wildland fire season is not an exact science," said Tracy Dunford, fire management officer for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. "However, indications are we're entering this season pretty much the same as last year when we saw the heaviest fire activity in the southwest portion of the state."

Most of central and eastern Utah, especially in higher elevations, also are expected to have a higher fire potential than normal.

The rest of the state is predicted to have normal-to-drought conditions.

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

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