Fire Restrictions to be Lifted

Contact(s): Julie Thomas (208) 423-7559, Ryan Berlin (208) 677-6714, Sharla Arledge (208) 334-0286

With summer coming to an end and cooler temperatures arriving Stage One Fire Restrictions will be lifted. Fire restriction will be lifted September 15, 2018 at one minute after midnight for all of South Central Idaho state, private and federal lands.

Fire managers would like to remind the public there still exists the potential for wildfire and, even with fire restriction being lifted, the accidental start of a wildfire can still be devastating. Be alert and be aware. Follow these tips to help prevent wildfire:

  • NEVER leave a camp fire unattended
  • Keep water, dirt and a shovel near your fire at all times
  • Make sure your fire is dead out and cold to the touch before you leave it
  • Never use fireworks, exploding targets or tracer rounds on or near public land.

Do your part to keep the Magic Valley safe from wildfire. One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire. For more information on wildfire prevention, up-to-date fire information and resources on Firewise USA, visit: Follow us on Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire, #TFDFire

For additional information about the Sawtooth National Forest call 208-423-7500 or visit the Sawtooth National Forest website and like us on Facebook.