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Alpine Forestry conducts prescribed burn in Summit Park

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Alpine Forestry is conducting a prescribed burn in Summit Park on Thursday.

While smoke and potentially flames will likely be visible, the public is advised not to report the ongoing controlled burn. As a part of fuel reduction projects such as this, the goal is to reduce the risk of a major wildfire spreading by removing potential catalysts for the fire to spread from.

Across Utah, there are currently three other listed prescribed burns taking place, with two being in the south-central part of the state and one out east near the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge.

Since the calendar turned to 2023, there have already been 46 wildfires across Utah, according to the list found on the Utah Fire Info website. The largest was the Red Bridge Fire, reaching 465 acres in size.

Smoke coming from the prescribed burn at Summit Park is visible from I-80.
Smoke coming from the prescribed burn at Summit Park is visible from I-80. Photo: TownLift.

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