Weather Favorable for More Weekend Pile Burning on Lowman Ranger District

Posted by swidrxfire - October 8, 2011 - Fire Update, General Information, Weather - No Comments

Boise, ID., – The Lowman Ranger District of the Boise National Forest is planning to ignite several prescribed burns this weekend due to predicted weather conditions.  The predicted change for cooler weather allows fire personnel to ignite these burns safely while achieving fire management objectives.

Here is a list of the planned prescribed burns scheduled for this weekend near Lowman:

Lowman Burn South – 9 acres (T9N R9E sec 19,22,31)

Lower Lowman – 26 acres (T9N R7E sec 27,34)

Clear Creek – 17 acres (T9N R7E sec 27)

 

These burns consist of pile burning and are located within one mile of the Lowman Corridor.  Anticipated duration could be throughout the weekend and possibly into Monday.

Along with the above projects, crews will burn piles of tree limbs around Deer Flat and Bear Valley campgrounds and around Wapiti Summer Homes today and Saturday, pending snow accumulations and smoke approval.

These projects will reduce fuel that could feed an intense wildfire in the hot summer months.

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 visit the Prescribed Fire website at www.rxfire.com or call the Prescribed Fire Hotline at 208-373-4208.