Using prescribed burns to prevent catastrophic wildfires in Utah

During the fall and winter months, there’s a collaborative effort from local, state, and federal agencies to conduct fuels mitigation projects in hopes of preventing wildfires.

“For every prescribed fire that we conduct is hopefully less acres of a catastrophic wildfire we can’t stop,” said Chris Delaney, State Fire Management Officer for Bureau of Land Management Utah. “We treat preventatively thru fuels management more acres than we burn annually from wildfires in Utah.”

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