Escaped prescribed burn in Utah contained


A local fire team extinguished several small wildfires started April 16 on Ouray National Wildlife Refuge by blowing embers from a prescribed burn, also on the refuge.  The wildfires, totaling 30 acres, burned some communications poles which temporarily halted e-mail and internet access for refuge staff. The original prescribed burn was about 630 acres. A standard review of the escaped burn is being conducted.

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