Bureau of Land Management conducting pile burning near Horseshoe Bend

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 14:50:34-05

HORSESHOE BEND, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be burning logging slash piles northeast of Horseshoe Bend along Pumpkin Creek. BLM says the burns could happen as soon as November 9, once weather, fuel moisture and conditions on the ground are favorable.

The controlled burn is designed to reduce piles of hazardous fuels after the recent Pumpkin Brainard commercial timber harvest. Doing it soon during cool and wet conditions minimizes the potential for fire spread.

The operations are expected to last three to five days, with follow-ups lasting up to three weeks. BLM says smoke will have the potential to be visible from large distances due to the location, fuel type and burning conditions.

Updates on the controlled burns will be posted on the Idaho Fire Info website.