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Threat of Mudslides Looms Over Burned Areas

Threat of Mudslides Looms Over Burned Areas

Posted - Aug. 1, 2003 at 12:42 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- This morning's cooler temperatures are helping firefighters manage that wildfire above Centerville.

The fire started Tuesday, and has burned about 215 acres.

There's no threat to homes right now, but another threat looms: mudslides.

In nearby Farmington Canyon six mudslides hit last weekend -- just a few days after a wildfire there stripped vegetation from about 2-thousand acres.

Another storm could cause floods, and more mud flow, so Forest Service crews are busy cleaning culverts in the area.

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