BLM monitors new wildfire

BLM monitors new wildfire

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MINERSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management is allowing a new wildfire in southern Beaver County to burn and clear out brush that could lead to bigger fires in the future.

The BLM wants the fire to wipe out undergrowth and plans to let it burn while conditions are still favorable.

As of Monday, the fire had burned about 160 acres about 10 miles southwest of Minersville. No structures in the remote area have been threatened.

The BLM says lightning started the fire, which was discovered Saturday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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