Utah fire agencies bring in national experts

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jun 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-21 14:33:03-04

Utah’s wildland fire agencies have brought in representatives from the National Wildland Fire Prevention and Education Team to help prevent another human-caused wildfire.

Utah is currently in a moderate to severe drought with some areas at extreme drought levels. Current predictions indicate the conditions will continue throughout the summer, possibly extending into the fall.

Wildland fire agencies throughout Utah have been reinforcing prevention efforts for their respective agencies.

"By bringing a National Wildland Fire Prevention and Education Team to Utah we will be able to unify these efforts across the state," said Loren Walker, U.S. Forest Service communities assistance and prevention coordinator.

This year, 90 percent of all Utah wildfires have been human-caused and most are related to recreation on public lands.

The statewide wildland fire prevention campaign will assist people in participating safely in their favorite outdoor activities. 

For more information visit Utah Fire Info.