Fire Management & Aviation

  National Fire NewsTo Report a Wildfire:  Call:   9-1-1

or call the Boise Dispatch Center at: 208-384-3398




Volunteers Needed!

3-20-2014 NEWS RELEASE.

Volunteer opportunities to help plant shrubs at last year’s Elk and Pony Complex near Mountain Home will be available through the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.  Events are planned for March 29th and April 5th.  Information on signing up for the events is at their website link (add link from below)  Establishing sagebrush and bitterbrush is a priority to help the continued rehabilitation effort for this intensely burned area.

 Volunteer Project Schedule - Idaho Fish and Game





3-14 2014 NEWS RELEASE:  Danskin OHV Area Public Use closure Remains in Place due to fire damage.



 2013 Danskin Damage - Landscapes


The Danskin Mountain Off Highway Motorcycle and ATV trails were heavily impacted by the Pony Complex.  VIEW more photos.


November 8, 2013  REVISED Boise NF Fire Closure Area for the Elk Fire - near Pine and Featherville. 


MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho – The current widespread Forest closure for areas in the vicinity of the Elk and Pony Complex fires will be revised and significantly reduced effective November 7 at noon.

 The new closed areas now include the generally described areas below and include only public lands:

  • Dog Creek area (east of the Pine Featherville Road) for all entry
  • The Wilson Creek Trail System for mechanized and motorized vehicle use
  • The Danskin Mountain OHV Area for mechanized and motorized vehicle use, but open for foot and horse use. 


View the CLOSURE Order - Version 6. 

View the Vicinity MAP- Version 6. 

View the Topo MAP- Version 6 (more road details.) 



10-29-2013 Temporary Closure of Roaring River Road (Forest Road 255)




November 21, 2013 The Boise NF Implemented Closure Area for

the Little Queens Fire Remains has been terminated. 

VIEW the termination order #0402-03-50 - Version #4.





 9-13-2013 Rough Creek Photo


9-19-2013 Update on Mud Slides Along South Fork Boise River - Mountain Home Ranger District  208-587-7961. The lower section of the mud slide area along the South Fork Boise River road from Granite Creek east to the SF Boise River road junction with Cow Creek Bridge is open. The road is closed from that junction further east to Anderson Ranch Reservoir Dam, and then further east all the way to Fall Creek Road.  Access to Prairie is open via the Blacks Creek Road and from Highway 20/Cow Creek Road junction.  VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE.  


9-19-2013 Update on Grimes Creek Road (FS364) - Idaho City Ranger District  208-392-6681. The road is closed at Clear Creek, access initially being blocked north of Macks Creek.  Grimes Creek Road has 20-30 trucks of mud, brush, trees and debris covering the road beyond the Macks Creek slide. Road Closed signs have been placed at Hwy 21 & Grimes Creek Road.  The road will likely remain closed until next year.



 8-11-2013 Air Tanker Drop near Pine, Idaho


Fire Information is posted at:   INCIWEB.


Additional Information:

Boise National Forest - 208-373-4100

Bureau of Land Management - 208-373-4000 

Idaho Department of Lands - 208-334-0200 

Idaho Fish and Game - 208-334-3700 

Idaho Parks and Recreation - 208-334-4199

Idaho Transportation Department - 208-334-8000



 8-16-2013 North Fork Fire - Smokejumpers


National Fire News


The National Incident Information Center - 208-387-5050

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

National Situation Report




8-10-2013 Interstate 84 Photo of Elk and Pony Complex


All About SMOKE


Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Idaho Smoke Management Program

Montana/Idaho Airshed Management System - Prescribed fire and air quality information. 

NASA - Fire and Smoke Satellite Images

For more information on Wildfire Smoke and your Health click HERE.

Idaho Smoke Blog:




 Rx Fire Photo

FIRE As A Management Tool


2013 Prescribed Fire Program:

Prescribed Fire Summary

Prescribed Fire Booklet

Hotline: Updates for planned ignitions:  




Sample photo of a treated area near Idaho City



Information on National Fire Plan and Healthy Forest Initiative.

Healthy Forests and Rangelands




 Is Your House Safe?



Wildland Urban Interface


Do you have defensible space? Visit to learn more about creating defensible space around your home to help minimize the threat of wildfire. More information:




Firefighting Jobs:


For specific information on how to apply for a Boise National Forest seasonal firefighting job click HERE.


Boise Hotshsot crew on the line
Crew member rappelling out of helicopter
Idaho City hotshot crew on the line





Southwest Idaho Large Fire Vicinity Map

Big Game Units and the Fire Closure Areas

History Map of Boise NF Large Fires