Salt Lake City residents invited to wildfire simulation

Salt Lake City residents are invited to an interactive, three-dimensional wildfire simulation Saturday morning to prepare them for wildfire season.

The 10 a.m. event will teach attendees about potential patterns and problems that could arise in case of a local wildfire, according to a news release from the Salt Lake City Fire Department, and will be held at the city’s Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 East.

A device, called a "Simtable," generates the simulation by allowing participants to use an actual lighter to start a heat-sensored, computer-generated wildfire, the release says.

Residents living in the Avenues, Foothill and East bench areas are "particularly encouraged" to attend, the release says, due to the threat of wildfire sprawl near their homes.

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