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Posted on: June 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Preparing for aerial fireworks; controlled burn at Snake River Landing

Fuels Reduction Burn

The Idaho Falls Fire Department will conduct a controlled burn along Milligan Road in Snake River Landing throughout the day on Sunday, June 25.

IFFD is asking the public to stay clear of the controlled burn along Milligan Road from just south of the intersection of Milligan Road and Pier View Drive to south of The Waterfront in Snake River Landing. 

“Road signs will be placed at the point where Milligan Road turns from a paved road to a dirt road, explains IFFD Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon. “We ask the public to obey the signs and stay at a safe distance to avoid getting trapped on the dead end road where we are burning,” adds Hammon.  

The live burn is necessary to burn off brush along the riverbank in preparation for the fireworks display during the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration at Snake River Landing on July 4. Reducing fuels alleviates secondary fires due to fall out from the fireworks display. Firefighters are also using the opportunity to train the newest recruits on prescribed burns, wildland fuels management, and incident command positions.    

“We are providing advanced notification so that when people see smoke and flames on Sunday they know it is us burning and that firefighters will be closely monitoring and controlling the burn,” adds Hammon.

Photo: Stock IFFD prescribed burn photo.

Media Contact: Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, Idaho Falls Fire Department and Public Works, (208) 612-8122, [email protected]

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