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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A lightening-caused fire in the Lone Peak Wilderness will be allowed to burn.
Uinta National Forest officials say the half acre Silver fire will be monitored daily, but they don't plan to put it out yet.
The fire is burning at the 9800 foot elevation.
Forest officials have a plan that allows naturally ignited fires to burn within designated areas. The move allows fire to play its natural role in the ecosystem.
The fire could be allowed to burn until it's put out by rain or snowfall.
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