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Fire on the mountain


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By PATSY STODDARD
Editor

The US Forest Service started the Jungle Burn on Thursday.

The Ferron/Price Ranger District implemented a prescribed burn within the Ferron Creek drainage area located near Ferron Canyon Road between Willow Lake and Ferron Reservoir.

The burn started on June 28 and will continue until completed. Burn operations may resume the week of July 9. The burn is weather dependent and happens when conditions are favorable.

The burn was ignited by hand ignition and helitorch (aerial ignition). Helicopter activity will last approximately two days.

By burning under controlled conditions, effects of the fire can be managed. While the prescribed burn is taking place, the burn area will be closed to the public and there may be delays or temporary closures on Ferron Canyon Road, Forest Development Road (FDR) #022.

Traffic may be routed around to the South Side Road, FDR #043. Willow Lake Campground as well as Ferron Reservoir Campground will tentatively remain open for public camping and recreation during burn operations. However, heavy smoke conditions may be experienced at times.

Prescribed burns are used for a variety of resource benefits including improved wildlife habitat, reduced fuel buildup from insect killed trees, and to support ecosystem diversity.

Aspen is being lost by encroachment of conifers. Aspen stands provide critical habitat for many wildlife species, forage for livestock and wildlife, and to protect stream flows in critical watershed.

Aspen regenerates by sprouting following a controlled burn or other disturbance.

If you need further information visit www.utahfireinfo.gov or please contact the Ferron Ranger District at 435/384-2372.

As of Monday, the fire had burned close to 2,000 acres and is being contained and closely watched by US Forest Service workers as the fire burns itself out.


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