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BOISE -- Officials with The Boise National Forest are preparing to take action to prevent future fires.

Fire managers on the Emmett and Lowman Ranger Districts are getting ready to start fall prescribed burns. These are annual burns. When they start the burns depends on the weather. They need significant snow or rain, and very little wind. They will be burning leftover slash piles from logging and wildlife improvement projects.

The public won't notice a huge amount of acreage burned 51 so these will be small slash piles or just small maybe 100 acre controlled burn, said Christine Schuldheisz, with the Boise National Forest.

Signs will be posted on roads near all burn areas to let folks know when burning is happening. Fire managers created burn plans to address the potential smoke. They said all burns will be conducted at times to minimize smoke.

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