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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Idaho BLM Conducting Prescribed Burns to Reduce Hazardous Fuel Accumulations

BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management Boise District will be conducting prescribed burns to reduce unsafe accumulations of tumbleweeds along fence-lines and roadways south of Boise within the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Burning will occur from late March through April, depending on weather, fuel and ground conditions.

The volume of tumbleweeds along area fence-lines and road ditches is above average this season, which creates a hazardous fuel source as many of our area’s human-caused fires begin along roadways.

During the prescribed burns, the public can expect to see smoke from a distance, fire vehicles on roadways, and possible short-term travel delays on secondary roads. For public and firefighter safety, traffic flaggers from the Idaho Transportation Department may be used.

For more information, contact the BLM Boise District Fire Information at 208-384-3210.

March 12th, 2020 - Boise District BLM hazardous fuel burning off of Highway 51 south of Mountain Home, ID.
April 28th, 2020 - Boise District BLM works with Idaho Department of Transportation to reduce hazardous fuels along I-84 south of Mountain Home, ID.

April 22nd, 2020 - Boise BLM hazardous fuel burning off of Simco Road south of Boise, ID.