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Forest Service to go Forward with Planned Burns

Forest Service to go Forward with Planned Burns

Posted - Oct. 12, 2003 at 5:34 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- The US Forest Service wants to try a second time to light several prescribed burns across the state.

One of the burns will be in the Monte Christo mountain area near Huntsville.

Officials want to burn about 600 acres.

Original plans have been stalled for weeks in part because of concerns about an earlier prescribed burn in the Uinta National Forest that got out of control. The prescribed burns in nine separate areas in the Monte Cristo area are expected to start Tuesday, if wind and weather allow.

Zion National Park also plans to try a controlled burn this week to clear out 44 hundred acres in the park. Officials say that fire will burn for about three to five days.

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