Lowman Ranger District Plans Immediate Prescribed Burn

Posted by swidrxfire - October 5, 2011 - Fire Update, News - No Comments

BOISE, Id., – The Lowman Ranger District of the Boise National Forest is planning to ignite two prescribed burns as early as Wednesday if weather permits.  The predicted change for cooler weather allows fire personnel to ignite these burns safely while achieving fire management objectives.

The two projects will consist of burning piles of tree limbs, and small diameter logs where thinning had occurred earlier.

A fire crew will ignite twenty acres of hand piles opposite the Pine Flats Campground adjacent to the Banks/Lowman Road.  Expected duration is one day.

The other burn consists of 100 acres of hand piles near Scott Mountain Lookout and the intersection of the 555 and 555bc roads.  This burn may take multiple days to complete.

Both of these projects will reduce fuel that could feed an intense wildfire in the hot summer months, especially near the campground.

Smoke may be visible for several days after ignition.  Efforts will be taken to mitigate smoke impacts to the public.

No closures are issued in the fire areas.

For more information on the fall burning program, contact Rebecca Swenson at Lowman Ranger District (208-259-3361).  Please visit the Boise National Forest Prescribed Fire Website at www.rxfire.com or call the Prescribed Fire Hotline at 208-373-4208.