Ashley National Forest Warns of Increase in Wildfire Danger

Wildfire danger is nothing to take lightly as dry conditions exist throughout the region. Ashley National Forest reports that the dry conditions in the forest are moving towards historic highs, leading to increased wildfire danger. Fire danger is Ashley National Forest is officially marked as “Very High” thanks to minimal snowpack last winter and a dry spring. “Visitors and campers recreating on the Ashley National Forest in June and over the Fourth of July weekend should never leave campfires unattended,” shares Ashley National Forest Fire Management Officer Joe Flores.  “Ensure they are ‘dead-out’, cold to the touch, prior to leaving your campsite… The use of all fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on the Ashley National Forest regardless of weather conditions or holidays.” All are urged to use caution while recreating on the Ashley National Forest this summer.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.