BLM slates prescribed burn in Price Canyon
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office and the Canyon Country Fire Zone will be conducting a prescribed fire this fall on public land in Carbon County. The project is in Price Canyon located next to the Price Recreation Camp Ground. The burn is approximately 200 acres and will take about two days to complete. The estimated burn time is the second half of October. The burn is being conducted to reduce wildfire risk to the Price Recreation Camp Ground, restore ponderosa pine stands and improve wildlife habitat.
Local firefighters from the BLM Canyon Country Fire Zone will staff the burn and monitor fire conditions. The prescribed burn will only be conducted under favorable weather and vegetation conditions in order to achieve desired fire affects and meet the burn plan objectives.
Smoke may be visible from Highway 6 and Helper. Most of the smoke will lift and dissipate during the warmest part of the day. Some smoke may linger over the burn area and settle into drainages as temperatures drop during the evening.
For more information on this project please visit www.UtahFireInfo.gov.