Thursday, May 30, 2024
North Idaho has received ash and smoke from prescribed burns in Montana that were ignited Thursday. This aerial photo shows the Elk/Gem prescribed fire in the Cabinet Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest. Burning objectives include improving the quality, quantity and distribution of forage for big game species; reducing the risk of uncharacteristic fire behavior in the event of wildfire; and reducing slash created in recent logging operations.

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Prescribed burns in Montana felt in North Idaho
September 23, 2023 1:08 a.m.

Prescribed burns in Montana felt in North Idaho

Ash, wildfire smoke experienced throughout region

The ash and wildfire smoke North Idaho experienced the past couple days is from prescribed burns in the Kootenai National Forest.