Firefighters prep Pole Creek, Bald Mountain Fire burn scar in Utah County for fall weather


    Firefighters in the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires are getting ready for the fall weather, and the moisture it is sure to bring. (Photo: KUTV)

    (KUTV) — They’re a well-oiled machine, and they’re ready for rain.

    Firefighters in the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires are getting ready for the fall weather, and the moisture it is sure to bring.

    Bulldozers will spend about a week covering tracks that were plowed to allow firefighters safe access to the flames and contain the fires, said spokesperson Colin Dunn.

    “Right behind me, there’s a bulldozer that’s doing suppression repair,” he said. “We’ll also put in water bars. They are trenches that run the water into where we want it [...] which will help stabilize the soil and keep this from turning into, just, a river when it rains.”

    After the suppression efforts, another crew will come into the area to replant and help restore the area so it is healthy for plants and wildlife.

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