Forest Service reminds visitors: No fireworks

Release Date: Jun 28, 2018  

photo of flyer with US flag and no fireworks message

 

BOISE, Idaho, June 28, 2018 -- The Boise National Forest is reminding visitors and campers that all fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on National Forests lands year-round. The forest hosts large numbers of visitors over the Fourth of July holiday and the increased activity could lead to human caused fires.

 

No Fireworks sign - red line through firework

 

With the recent warmer weather, finer fuels like grasses are beginning to dry out and the potential for wildfires is escalating. Forest visitors should take precautions to ensure they do not accidently start a wildfire.

  • Be especially careful when towing trailers or boats as dragging safety chains can cause sparks
    and ignite roadside vegetation.

  • Use provided metal campfire rings in developed sites.

  • Don't leave campfires unattended and make sure they are dead out when you leave.

  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles, should have properly installed and maintained spark-arresters.

  • Exploding targets and tracer or incendiary bullets are prohibited on National Forest lands.

 

Designated campgrounds are expected to fill up rapidly and reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made at: www.recreation.gov.

 

The Forest would also like to remind the public that Trinity Mountain Recreation Area remains closed to motorized use until July 15.

 

Please be aware that some National Forest System roads and trails may closed due to fire damage or logging activity. For all forest closures visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.

 

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