BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions

BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- After a hot, dry summer, the Bureau of Land Management says fire authorities today are lifting fire restrictions on all federal, state and unincorporated private land west of Interstate 15 in Tooele, Utah and Box Elder counties.

The restrictions along the Colorado River from the Dewey Bridge on Highway 128 to the west end of Highway 279, within a quarter-mile of the river, also are being lifted.

BLM fire management officer Jeff Klines says recent rain and cooler weather have returned conditions to near normal and reduced the fire danger.

But, he says, dry grass and other smaller, flammable material remain a concern. Kline recommends that people continue to be careful with fire.

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

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