Prescribed Fire Information

Picture showing a low intensity prescribed fire creeping past mature trees.

Prescribed fire on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests is used to provide a variety of benefits including reduced risk of catastrophic wildfire and improved forest health. Despite the numerous benefits prescribed fires provide we recognize that planned fires and smoke can affect forest visitors and local communities. Our goal is to provide you with the most current information about the status of prescribed fires during the spring and fall burning seasons.  Since prescribed fires can be ignited only under certain weather and vegetative conditions, it is difficult to predict exactly when they will be started.  We encourage you to check the North Idaho RX Fire website frequently between March 1 and November 15 for the current status of planned prescribed fires on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Additionally a prescribed fire hotline has been set up at 1-800-232-FIRE.

Specific information, including maps and geographic descriptions, on where planned fires may occur can be found on the North Idaho Rx Fire Information website.