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The Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho will end Stage 1 fire restrictions, effective at midnight (24:00 hours) on September 24, 2020.  All Forest Service lands (outside of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness) within the Salmon-Challis National Forest were in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

A campfire can be one of the best parts of camping or provide necessary warmth to hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.  Just don’t forget your responsibility to maintain and extinguish your campfire to prevent wildfires.  Fires can start quickly and will burn in vegetation that seems green but is drying out.  Remember, if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave; pour water and add dirt to your campfire until it is cold.  One spark is all it takes to start a wildfire.  Never leave a campfire unattended.

Although fire danger across east-central Idaho remains VERY HIGH, fire management officials opted to move out of restrictions because fire danger indices, which is a relative number indicating the severity of wildland fire danger as determined from burning conditions and other variable factors of fire danger, are moving downward and fall is here.


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