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Forest Service will burn slash piles

Forest Service will burn slash piles



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Weather and the state Department of Environmental Quality permitting, the Forest Service will start burning slash piles on the Salt Lake Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

The slash piles come from thinning about 88 acres of oak brush in the Davis Creek area. The thinning and burning will help reduce the chance of catastrophic wildfires in Davis County along the Wasatch Front.

The Forest Service says the slash piles will be patrolled daily by fire crews.

The burns are scheduled to begin Tuesday but the Forest Service warns smoke can remain for several days after the fires are set.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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