March 24, 2008
The State Forest Service was burning brush
After I had gone about a mile, I saw a large quantity of smoke ahead of me. As I approached the burning brush, I saw fire trucks and firemen at the scene of the fire. They were from the Utah Forest Service and were doing a controlled burn of brush along the river bank. A pumper truck was parked next to a pond not far from the fire and was pumping water for use in controlling the burn. The flames were 10-15 feet high in places and were spectacular. The fire was about 200 yards from the Parkway path.