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3,300 acres in Summit and Wasatch counties to be treated in prescribed burn

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Heber-Kamas Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service will treat 3,300 acres in Summit and Wasatch Counties with in prescribed burn, starting today.

Smoke will likely be visible in the Kamas Valley, as well as other areas of Summit County, depending on weather conditions.

Burning may last until October, depending on weather conditions, and some area and road closures will be required throughout the duration.

According to a statement from the Heber Kamas Ranger District, the acreage is located in the Provo watershed, 10 miles east of Kamas, and in the West Fork watershed, 20 miles southeast of Heber City.

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“The primary objective is to create a mosaic pattern in the vegetation being burned, allowing for regeneration of different plant species, and breaking up the continuity of the vegetation. This promotes the health and diversity of different ecosystems,” said a statement from the Heber-Kamas Rander District.

For alerts on fire conditions, wildfires and prescribed burns, text SCFIREINFO to 888777.

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