Prescribed burn starts today

The implementation of a prescribed burn at Hells Hollow begins today and continues through Sunday, weather permitting. The burn is being implemented by Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Fire Management personnel in partnership with the Utah State Division of Wildlife Resources.The Hells Hollow prescribed fire project consists of six burn units totaling about 7,000 acres located 14 miles east of Logan. The plan is to treat three burn units totaling approximately 2,600 acres. The remaining three units will be treated as conditions allow.Kathy Jo Pollock of the Logan Ranger District says the primary purpose of the prescribed fire is restoration and maintenance of age-class diversity among aspen dominated stands. Additional benefits include the restoration of young age classes of aspen for the benefit of wildlife such as elk, moose and mule deer and to restore and maintain age-class diversity among sage brush dominated stands.Pollock says the smoke created during the prescribed burning project impacts some people but it should be short-term in nature. For public and firefighter safety, the burn units, and all roads and trails leading into the area will be closed during burning operations.

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