Utah's wildfire season heats up

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  • Brother Chuck Schroeder
    July 8, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    Well one can't have its cake and eat it to after the FACT that Utah's cool rains of May have long since evaporated on the valley floors, then they need to move out of Utah and move to the tropics, when it comes to wildland fires. How time flys, in 2007, when 363,000 acres burned in the Milford Flat Fire alone, making it the state's worst wildfire in history and claiming the lives of two people. The blaze cost $4 million to fight and another $17 million for reseeding efforts. That same year, the Neola North fire scarred more than 43,000 acres. Lightning-caused fires were scattered throughout the state that year, charring lands as far north as Box Elder County and south to Zion National Park in Washington County. Maybe Utah should use those Hatch and Bennett earmarks to make signs to tell the public about fires to. opps, I forgot, banners won't be flying again above Main Street in Logan Utah any time soon. Non-profit organizations of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, a sect that practices polygamy perhaps also, hoped the city would put up new poles for signs?.