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    Stage 1 Fire Restrictions become effective August 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM and will remain in effect until rescinded on all National Forest System lands located in Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, and Latah Counties that are administered by the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

    The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

    1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except within a designated recreation site, and only within an owner-provided fire structure (see definition Exhibit A) [36 CFR 261.52(a)].

    2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials [36 CFR 261.52(d)].

Key Contacts

IPNF Public Affairs Officer
Shoshana Cooper
(208) 765-7211

Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center (IPAC)

Kevin Davis
(208) 265-6686

Jeff Thompson
(208) 263-6635

Coeur d'Alene and Silver Valley:
Melissa Hendrickson
(208) 769-3067

Kootenai Area -
Libby, MT:
Ben Bernall
(406) 295-7555