Wildfire in Lake Fork Canyon area allowed to burn

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PRICE -- Lightning sparked a fire in the Lake Fork Canyon area, but the U.S. Forest Service plans to let it burn.

According to the Forest Service, the fire started on July 2nd about eight miles north of Indianola.

Officials say the fire will play an important role in controlling and restoring the natural landscape. They do plan to monitor the blaze in case it becomes a threat.

Officials say smoke and flames may be visible from North Skyline Drive, Sanpete Valley and along Highways 89 and 6 for the next few weeks.

Forest Service officials say that by letting this fire burn, they are reducing the threat of larger wildfires later in the summer.

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