The Bureau of Land Management said weather conditions are ideal for a controlled burn northwest of Mullan, Idaho.
The BLM plans to conduct that burn starting at noon on Friday, September 23rd in a previously logged area about 3 miles outside of town.
The effort is to clear the slash and litter, as well as fire harden the stumps of the Doulas Fir trees and Ponderosa Pines left behind on the 45 acre site.
Smoke will be visible from Interstate 90, as well as in the community of Mullan.
Fire crews plan to work closely with the Idaho/Montana Airshed Group, the National Weather Service, and the Idaho Department of Quality to minimize the smoke impact.