BLM to begin burning activities in wildfire-prone areas next week
The Boise District Bureau of Land Management is hoping to begin burning activities starting on Monday, Nov. 5 for areas prone to wildfires.
"Cooler temperatures and increased precipitation across Southwest Idaho have created the proper conditions for the Boise District BLM to conduct fall burning activities," said Mallory Eils with BLM. "Beginning early next week, crews will begin pile burning operations in several locations across the district to clean up slash piles left from previously completed hazardous fuels reduction treatments. These fuels treatment measures help reduce unnatural fuel accumulations and restore the ecosystem. If left unburned, the piles have the potential to provide additional fuel for wildfires in the future."
The target space for the burning covers a total of 392 acres in four different area, the largest one covering 200 acres near Silver City. The other three areas will be near Mountain Home, Bennett Mountain and Smith's Ferry.
According to Eils, crews will continue to burn these slash piles as long as the weather allows or until the planned areas are complete.