With the weather heating up, the Boise National Forest is already trying to get ahead of fire season.
Crews will be initiating small prescribed burns through the Boise National Forest starting in March and proceeding through mid-June, according to a press release from the Forest Service.
Crews will burn about 450 acres just west of the Bogus Basin Ski Resort area and almost 1,000 acres in the Idaho City-Placerville-Pioneerville area. They will also burn about 1,200 acres around Lowman, 2,000 acres in Rocky Canyon and nearly 1,000 acres in the Cascade area, according to the release.
Burns will only go forward if the conditions are safe, according to the release, and crews will post signs near the areas prior to the burns.