TOOELE — Wildland fire officials plan to burn excess wood chips on 250 acres of public land in Tooele County during April.

The burn on Bureau of Land Management land in the Government Creek/Erickson Pass area is designed to study fire behavior and the effects of burning the wood chips, which are left over from previous projects to reduce fuel, according to a BLM news release. The burn will also help protect other public and private lands in the area, officials say.

Fire officials have planned this burn for months in an attempt to keep it a "low-intensity" burn.

The timing of the burn also depends on weather conditions so firefighters can contain the fire to the predetermined area, according to the release.