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FILE - Fire management personnel with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest will start a prescribed fire, weather permitting, approximately 10 miles east of Kamas on Thursday and Friday.

SALT LAKE CITY — Fire management personnel with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest will start a prescribed fire, weather permitting, approximately 10 miles east of Kamas on Thursday and Friday.

This 6,007-acre burn will be on the northeast side of the Mirror Lake Highway, between the Norway Flats road on the east and the Upper Setting road on the west.

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Personnel will use handheld drip torches, terra torches and a helicopter to ignite the fire. Engine and hand crews will monitor the fire area until it is completely out. Smoke may also be visible during the burn and likely will linger into the evening and early morning hours.

The primary objectives of the burn are to reduce hazardous fuels, promote aspen regeneration, and to improve wildlife habitat and forest health.

Forest Service roads and trails in the area will be temporarily closed to the public.

Visitors to the forest should contact the Heber ranger district office at 435-654-0470 or the Kamas office at 435-783-4338 to confirm when the prescribed fire will be implemented.