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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

East Cinder Prescribed Fire- CORRECTED


The dates of the East Cinder Prescribed Fire, scheduled from August 23- 31, have been changed to September 1- October 15. This change is due unfavorable weather conditions. The location and objectives of the prescribed fire remain the same. For questions regarding this change, please contact Kelsey Brizendine of the Twin Falls District BLM at (208) 732-7315.

East Cinder Prescribed Fire to Take Place August 22-31
Objective is to Reduce Risk of Large Fires and Enhance Wildlife Habitat

            SHOSHONE, ID – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District will conduct a prescribed fire in the Cinder Butte area northeast of Hazelton, Idaho, Aug. 22-31, if the weather is favorable.  The East Cinder prescribed fire is expected to take three to four days of ignitions, with an additional one to two days to monitor and patrol after the prescribed fire has been completed.

            The project will reduce the risk of large fires and the resulting conversion of sagebrush habitat to invasive annual grasses and weeds. The burn will also enhance wildlife habitat, restore native grasses and shrubs and increase public safety. 

            There may be some smoke that settles east of the project in the evenings, but the majority of the smoke is expected to lift and move off to the northeast.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Brizendine of the Twin Falls District BLM at (208) 732-7315.