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BLM to conduct pile burning near Horseshoe Bend


News Release

DATE: November 6, 2020

CONTACT: Jared Jablonski  208-384-3210

BLM to conduct pile burning near Horseshoe Bend

BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be burning logging slash piles approximately eight miles northeast of Horseshoe Bend along Pumpkin Creek as soon as Nov. 9 once weather, fuel moisture and conditions on the ground are favorable.

Burning operations are expected to last three to five days, with follow-up patrols lasting up to three weeks. Resulting smoke will have the potential to be visible from large distances due to location, fuel type and burning conditions. Updates will be posted to

The purpose of this controlled burn is to reduce piles of hazardous fuels throughout 720 acres of BLM managed land after the recent Pumpkin Brainard commercial timber harvest. Doing so during cool and wet conditions minimizes the potential for fire spread.

For more information, contact the BLM Boise District Fire Information Line at (208) 384-3378.