Southwest Idaho interagency fire managers anticipate favorable spring weather conditions for planned low-intensity prescribed fires. Prescribed fires are designed to reduce hazardous vegetation (fuels), large wildfire potential to communities, and improve wildlife habitat.
Weather and conditions permitting, prescribed burns are scheduled to start in April and continue through June. Approximately 3,000 acres are planned for ignition in 13 project areas within the Boise National Forest.
Public and firefighter safety is always the first priority in all public land fire operations. Fire managers develop burn plans that account for safety, specific fuel and weather prescriptions and smoke management. All controlled burns are closely evaluated and are only approved when favorable conditions are present.
Prescribed burns may affect people sensitive to smoke and may impact access to burn areas and travel routes. Fire officials strongly advise forest visitors and homeowners to prepare and plan activities around the proposed dates and locations of burns and to use extreme caution near prescribed fire areas. Please be aware of firefighters and equipment in the area and on roadways, comply with posted notices and drive slowly in areas with decreased visibility.
Information and signs will be posted on roads that access burn areas in advance of ignitions and remain in place through burn completion.
Visit the www.rxfire.com website and click on the link (http://bit.ly/RxFireSWIdaho) to the interactive map with the latest planned areas of prescribed fire treatments. The interactive map will allow you to zoom in to your areas of interest to provide the latest information and a phone number to contact for more information. The Idaho Department of Lands, Bureau of Land Management, Payette National Forest, Boise National Forest, and Sawtooth National Forest planned prescribed fire treatments are in the map.
The Boise NF prescribed fire hotline is (208) 373-4208. The most current fire information will be posted on inciweb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5751/.
Planned Boise National Forest spring prescribed burns include:
Idaho City Ranger District
Cascade Ranger District
Lowman Ranger District
Emmett Ranger District
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|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Coordinates||43.95 latitude, -115.762 longitude|