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Smoke near Spanish Fork Canyon expected from prescribed burn

October 16, 2019

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say people may see smoke near the site of several wildfire burn scars over the next few weeks, but it will be coming from a prescribed burn.

The Daily Herald reports that the project near Sheep Creek in Spanish Fork Canyon could make smoke visible until early November.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says the U.S. Forest Service is closely monitoring the burn, which is expected to reduce fuel for future fires, regenerate aspen, reduce conifer encroachment into aspen stands and improve wildlife habitat.

Smoke will be visible at times near Soldier Summit on U.S. Highway 6 and portions of Highway 40 in Wasatch County.

The burn is near the sites of three wildfires that torched hundreds of thousands of acres last year.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com