PARK CITY, Utah — Under the guidance of the Summit County Fire Warden and Alpine Forestry, Park City Municipal will perform controlled burns of slash piles in the Treasure Hill and Rossi Hill open spaces on Friday, December 10.
Controlled burning of slash piles is a form of fire mitigation designed to prevent wildfires by creating defensible spaces, reducing fuel, and promoting overall forest health.
“Maintaining forest health in our open spaces is essential to keeping our community safe from the threat of wildfire,” Park City Councilmember Steve Joyce said. “Controlled pile burning is a safe, effective, and cost-efficient method for achieving that goal.”
“Burning operations strictly conform to all required county permitting, are only conducted during ideal weather conditions (including snow on the ground), and adhere to air quality regulations – all to ensure the public’s safety. Area trails will remain open,” Park City Municipal said in a press release.