BLM to conduct prescribed burn in Tooele County

SALT LAKE CITY – The Bureau of Land Management West Desert District will conduct a prescribed burn
on public lands adjacent to the north and east sides of the Town of Terra in Tooele County between March 27
and April 12. Residents of Terra and the public may experience smoky conditions in the vicinity of the project
area and the public is reminded to stay out of the burn area for the duration of the project.

The BLM has partnered with Tooele County and the Town of Terra to maintain and strengthen a fuel break
established in 2004 to better protect the Terra community in the event of a wildfire. The BLM plans to burn a
total of 120 piles of brush and trees removed from the fuel break over a 50-acre area. Ignition of the prescribed
burn will be dependent on weather parameters and fire behavior conditions.  Fire Crews will be monitoring and securing the area after ignition operations have ceased to ensure any residual
fire is extinguished.


For more information, contact Fire Education and Mitigation Specialist Jhen Williams at 801-977-4300.
Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (DD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-
800-877-8339 to leave a message or question. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies
are provided during normal business hours.

-BLMThe BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also
administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health,
diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities
authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017.
These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.
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