A bountiful winter snowpack likely will reduce fire danger this year, but U.S. Forest Service officials said experiences gained from last year's blazes will help train local crews to be ready for any wildfires this summer.

Last year was a record one for the number of acres burned in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, said Allen Rowley, fire-management officer for the Ogden Ranger District.Rowley said the Forest Service's summer firefighting work force comes on duty for training the first of June and should be ready to go into action a week later.