Prescribed burn planned east of Logan

Prescribed burn planned east of Logan

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- State and federal officials plan to burn about 11 square miles near Logan to promote growth of aspen trees and reduce future risk of wildfires.

Officials with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources say the burn will happen sometime between next week and the end of November, depending on the weather.

The prescribed fire will target the Hells Hollow area about 14 miles east of Logan.

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say the burn will also benefit habitat for elk, moose and mule deer.

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

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