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Utah braces for upcoming fire season

Wildfire costs expected to grow as urban sprawl increases

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  • county mom Monroe, UT
    March 11, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    Robin, I LIVE here. Every year we have one fire after another. Very few are started by ordinary people playing in the mountains. Of course the Forest Service announces they will do certain prescribed burns, but every year they get out of control. The ONLY pollution we have here is what the forest service creates. We have high winds and very dry conditions from July to October and that is also when they burn the mountains down. Come see for yourself! Come ride the Piute ATV Trail, and you will see how much of it has been burned and how much they will burn during your visit.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 11, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    @county mom

    "I guess they can always blame the dry conditions but, most of the fires in central Utah are prescribed burns that get out of control!"

    Do you have any data to support that statement? Didn't think so.

    The truth is almost no wildfires are prescribed burns that get out of control. They are almost an equal mix of irresponsible target shooting, campfires/fireworks, and lightning.

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    March 10, 2013 10:29 p.m.

    Maybe, just maybe, the fire season will go better if the Forest Service does not set the mountains on fire?
    I guess they can always blame the dry conditions but, most of the fires in central Utah are prescribed burns that get out of control!