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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Blaine County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions



Don't let an escaped campfire ruin your view of the eclipse!

Don’t let an escaped campfire ruin your view of the eclipse!
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
( #IdahoEclipse2017 & BLMIFDFire)


IDAHO FALLS, IDThe Bureau of Land Management is encouraging the public to use campfire alternatives when watching the eclipse this August. The temperature will drop as sunlight is blocked during the event, and though campfires provide warmth, they also escalate the risk of wildfire. Responsible use of portable lanterns, stoves and heating equipment that burn petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel is allowed on public lands during fire restrictions.

The fire produced by these devices only burns gas, so there is no danger of embers flying out and igniting nearby dry grass.  Liquid fuel canisters also feature safety shut-off valves that prevent the device from starting fires when tipped over.

“Escape campfires can lead to area closures and smoke obscuring the view,” said Mary D’ Aversa, District Manager with BLM Idaho Falls District. “You can still cook, keep warm and roast marshmallows on a fire fueled by liquid petroleum gas, while preventing dangerous wildfires.”

Ensure your solar eclipse memories last a lifetime by respecting local fire conditions. The BLM has established Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to help guard the safety of eclipse watchers, firefighters and Idahoans who live near the path of totality. Open fires are prohibited except in designated sites with metal campfire rings and pedestal grills installed by the BLM.


For breaking fire information, follow @BLMIdahoFire on Twitter. For additional wildfire updates, Firewise information, and fire prevention tips visit www.IdahoFireInfo.comOne less spark means one less Idaho wildfire.

¡No dejes que una fogata escapado arruinar la vista del eclipse!
 Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
( #IdahoEclipse2017 & BLMIFDFire)

IDAHO FALLS, ID – El Bureau of Land Management está animando al público a utilizar alternativas de fogata ver el eclipse en agosto. La temperatura descenderá como luz del sol es bloqueada durante el evento, y aunque las fogatas proporcionan calidez, también aumentando el riesgo de incendios forestales. Uso responsable de linternas portátiles, estufas y equipo de calefacción que queman petróleo o combustible líquido a presión se permite en tierras públicas durante restricciones de fuego.

El fuego producido por estos dispositivos sólo quema gas, por lo que no hay peligro de brasas volando y encender cerca de hierba seca.  Bidones de combustible líquido también disponen de cierre las válvulas de seguridad que impiden que el dispositivo a partir de incendios cuando volcó.

"Las fogatas de escape pueden llevar a zonas de veda y humo oscurecimiento de la vista," dijo Joel Gosswiller, BLM Idaho Falls District. — Aún puede cocinar, calentarse y malvaviscos asados sobre un fuego alimentaron por gas licuado de petróleo, evitando peligrosos incendios forestales.

Asegurar su eclipse solar recuerdos duran toda la vida, respetando condiciones de incendio local. La BLM ha establecido restricciones de fuego de 1 etapa para ayudar a proteger la seguridad de los observadores del eclipse, los bomberos e Idaho que viven cerca de la ruta de la totalidad. Fuegos abiertos están prohibidos excepto en sitios designados con anillos de metal de la fogata y pedestal parrillas instaladas por el BLM.

Para romper el fuego información, siga @BLMIdahoFire en Twitter y la búsqueda de #BLMIFDFire para los puestos relacionados específicamente con la eastern Idaho. Actualizaciones adicionales de incendios forestales, información de Firewise y fuego consejos de prevención visitan www.IdahoFireInfo.com. 1 menos chispa significa uno menos incendios forestales de Idaho.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Update - August 16th

Kamiah, Idaho (August 16, 2017) – Previously undetected fires continue to appear across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.  Ongoing suppression efforts on fires not being managed for resource benefits are proving successful.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect in the Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area, Riverbreaks, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and Uplands.  The restrictions do not include wilderness areas.  Visitors should know before you go: fire and closure information is posted on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests website at www.fs.usda.gov/nezperceclearwater. Information on fire restrictions across the state is located at http://www.idahofireinfo.com/.

Forest and Fire Management Staff considered the long-term effects of smoke in their decision to manage fires in the wilderness and roadless areas.  Fire managers are working with air quality specialists to monitor smoke and potential impacts to communities.  In addition to smoke impacts, values at risk, availability of resources, and location were considered in determining suppression actions of fires not threatening communities.  For current air quality in Idaho, please visit http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/current-wildfire-smoke-info/ and for Montanahttp://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/smokereport/mostrecentupdate.aspx .

Current status by district: 

Palouse Ranger District
The Palouse District on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is divided by the Coeur d’ Alene and Grangeville Dispatch Zones.  As of 12:01 a.m. the portion of the Palouse District located in the Coeur d’ Alene Dispatch Zone (which includes Laird Park, Giant White Pine, and Bald Mountain Campgrounds) is in Stage II fire restriction and the portion located in the Grangeville Dispatch Zone is in Stage I fire restrictions

For more information, please call the Palouse Ranger District at 208-875-1131.

Salmon River Ranger District
Management of the Hanover fire will transition Thursday evening to Dave Bales Southwest Type 2 Incident Management Team.  Information for the Hanover fire can be found athttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5459/, by calling (208) 839-9974 or on Facebook.

For more information on fire activity or area closures on Salmon River Ranger District, please call (208) 839-2211.

Lochsa/Powell Ranger District
All non-wilderness fires on the district are contained, and mop up operations continue.  These fires include:  Skookum fire (.1 acre), Grave Creek fire (.25 acre), Dewey fire (.5 acre), andHuckleberry fire (.75 acre).

The Hidden fire is mapped at 4,627 acres.  Some intense heat is showing on the fire perimeter around Hidden Lake and on the north flank, with scattered and isolated heat on the remainder of the fire.  The Nez Perce-Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests are working together in the long-term management and strategy for this fire.  Smoke is expected to impact the local area as well as the Bitterroot and Missoula Valleys.  Trail closures remain in effect. 

The Maud fire (2.3 acres), two miles southwest of Siah Lake, and the Hilton fire (5.5 acres), 1.5 miles southwest of Beaver Ridge Lookout, are in monitor status and will be patrolled by air and ground resources. 

For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Locsha/Powell Ranger District, please call (208) 942-3113.

Moose Creek Ranger District
The Falls fire (2 acres), 12 miles north of Elk City, and Horse Point fire (.1 acre), 10 miles north of Elk City are staffed and being activity suppressed,
The Chute Creek firedetected on August 13, is located 8 miles southeast of Elk Summit Guard Station in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, is mapped at 662 acres.  The fire shows intense heat along East Moose Creek and on the east, 2.5 miles west of Blodgett Lake.
Moose Creek 1 fire (8,729 acres) has grown to the north along the East Fork of Moose Creek, with minimal growth also on the north slope above Dog creek.  The Lone Pine fire (5,762 acres) had minimal growth on all sides. Crews are on scene at the Halfway, Meeker and Three Links bridges. The fire was active in Grizzly Saddle on the south side of the Selway River.   Activity on other fires in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness was minimal.  Those fire include:   Ballinger fire (.1 acre); Mink Peak fire (772 acres); Buck Lake fire (389 acres);  Tony fire (.5 acre); Fry Panfire (101 acres); Sixty Two fire (estimated 15 acres); and  Moe Peak fire showing no smoke.  These wilderness fires are being monitored by air and are being managed for long-term resource benefit.  Visitors recreating on the Selway River should expect to see smoke and fire in the area and watch for trees falling in and around the river. 
For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Moose Creek Ranger District, please call (208) 926-4258.

Red River Ranger District
Only three fires outside the wilderness remain.  The Black Hawk fire (.25 acre) and Badger fire (.5 acres), both west and southwest of the Red River Hot Springs, are contained. Firefighters are staffing the Lynx fire (.1 acre), 6 miles northeast of the Green Mountain Lookout, to suppress it.

The Patrol Ridge fire (68 acres), 4.5 miles east of Windy Saddle, is burning on Patrol Ridge but has not yet reached the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness boundary.  This fire is managed for long-term resource benefits using a point protection strategy.  A trail closure exists for the safety and protection of the public.

The Plummer fire (estimated at 200 acres) is located in the Gospel Hump Wilderness five miles north of the mouth of Sheep Creek.  Coordination with the Hanover Incident Management team and the Salmon River Ranger District continues as the Plummer and Hanover fires are expected to burn together.

Fire activity was minimal on fires in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.  The Rattlesnake Point fire (4,394 acres) has grown minimally to the southeast. The Nez Perce-Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests are working together in the long-term management and strategy of the fire. The Ladder (2 acres) and Bleak (172 acres) fires show little activity.  These fires are managed for resource benefits using a point protection strategy.  Smoke and fire in the area of Bargamin Creek drainage can be seen from Magruder Road and the Salmon River.  An area closure is in effect.

For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Red River Ranger District, please call (208) 842-2245.

North Fork Ranger District
The Lolo National Forest to the east of the district has implemented an area closure for public health and safety due to the Sunrise fire that may impact Forest Road #250 from Montana.Hoodoo Pass is accessible via Cedar Creek and Freezeout Road (high clearance vehicles recommended and no trailers).  For information about the closure and the Sunrise fire, please visithttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5379/#

For more information, please call the North Fork Ranger District at (208) 476-4541.

For fire information on Moose Creek 1, Rattlesnake Point, Lone Pine, Mink Peak, Chute, and Hidden fires, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/13/# .  
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Hanover Fire Update - August 16th




BLM offers motorists safety tips for enjoying the eclipse

BLM offers motorists safety tips for enjoying the eclipse
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: @idahofireinfo(#IdahoEclipse2017 & BLMIFDFire)

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – With the 2017 eclipse approaching, the lure of the open road is an appealing idea. As both first-time stargazers and veteran astronomers head for public lands in eastern Idaho, the potential for vehicle-caused wildfires increases. The Bureau of Land Management urges motorists to exercise safety and awareness both on and off-road, to guarantee their enjoyment of this rare event.

“Traveling off the beaten path may provide seclusion in the wilderness but it also means there is a chance for a delay in emergency response if a wildfire is ignited,” said Joel Gosswiller, fire management officer with the BLM Idaho Falls District. “Wildfires in rural areas tend to be large and produce a thick cloud of smoke that could impede visibility and obscure the view of the solar eclipse.”

Eclipse chasers can help prevent vehicle-caused wildfires by following these safety tips:

1.      Ensure all parts of your vehicle are secure and not dragging. A loose safety chain or muffler striking a rock or pavement will send a shower of sparks into dry vegetation.

2.      Take the time to check your tire pressure and look for indicators of wear and tear on a tire. Driving on an exposed wheel rim throws sparks. Poorly lubricated wheel bearings can overheat and ignite, and worn-out brakes can drop hot material into the grass.

3.      Take the time to maintain and clean exhaust systems and spark arresters. Engine compartments can collect debris and ignite a spark. Worn out catalytic converters can degrade and cast off hot pieces of material. A faulty spark arrestor can shed hot metal.

4.      Equip your vehicle with spark arresters. Avoid driving your vehicle off-road when it's hot and dry because that will increase your chances of starting a fire. If you drive an off-road vehicle, such as an ATV/UTV, particles can fly out through the exhaust system.

5.      Oil and transmission fluid are highly flammable. If you notice your vehicle leaking, it’s time for a maintenance check.

The BLM wants to remind you to have a fire extinguisher with you and know how to use it. Grass burns at an accelerated rate and is dangerous to firefighters and the public. If you accidentally ignite the grass on fire, call 911!

For breaking fire information, follow @BLMIdahoFire on Twitter. For additional wildfire updates, Firewise information, and fire prevention tips visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com.  One less spark means one less Idaho wildfire.
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BLM ofrece a los conductores consejos para disfrutar el eclipse
 Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
(#IdahoEclipse2017 & BLMIFDFire)

IDAHO FALLS, ID – Con el eclipse de 2017 acercarse, el señuelo de la carretera es una idea atractiva. Tanto primera vez astrónomos y astrónomos veterano jefe de tierras públicas en Idaho del este, aumenta el potencial de incendios forestales causados por el vehículo. El Bureau of Land Management insta a los conductores a ejercer seguridad y conciencia en y fuera de la carretera, para garantizar el disfrute de este raro evento.
"Viajar fuera del camino trillado puede proporcionar aislamiento en el desierto pero que también significa que existe la posibilidad de una demora en respuesta de emergencia si un reguero de pólvora se enciende," dijo Joel Gosswiller, fuego de oficial de gestión con el distrito de BLM Idaho Falls. "Incendios forestales en las zonas rurales tienden a ser grande y producir una espesa nube de humo que impiden la visibilidad y ocultar la vista del eclipse solar".

Cazadores de Eclipse pueden ayudar a prevenir incendios causados por el vehículo siguiendo estos consejos de seguridad:

1.      Asegúrese de que todas las partes de su vehículo son seguras y no fricción. Una cadena de seguridad sueltos o silenciador golpear una roca o pavimento enviará una lluvia de chispas en la vegetación seca.

2.      Tomar el tiempo para comprobar la presión de los neumáticos y buscar indicadores de desgaste de un neumático. Conducir en una llanta de la rueda expuesta lanza chispas. Cojinetes de rueda mal lubricado pueden sobrecalentarse y arder, y frenos desgastados pueden caer material caliente en la hierba.

3.      Tomar el tiempo para mantener y limpiar sistemas de escape y pararrayos de la chispa. Compartimientos del motor pueden recoger escombros y encender una chispa. Desgastado convertidores catalíticos pueden degradar y desechados caliente piezas de material. Un parachispas defectuoso puede arrojar metal caliente.

4.      Equipar su vehículo con descargadores de chispa. Evitar conducir su vehículo todo terreno cuando es caliente y seco ya aumentará las posibilidades de iniciar un incendio. Si usted conduce un vehículo todo terreno, como un ATV/UTV, las partículas pueden volar a través del sistema de escape.
5.      Aceite y fluido de la transmisión son altamente inflamables. Si nota que su vehículo que se escapa, es tiempo para una revisión de mantenimiento.

La BLM quiere recordarle que debe tener un extintor de incendios con usted y saber cómo usarlo. Quema a un ritmo acelerado y es peligroso para los bomberos y el público. Si usted accidentalmente encender la hierba en el fuego, llame al 911!

Para romper el fuego información, siga @BLMIdahoFire en Twitter y la búsqueda de #BLMIFDFire para los puestos relacionados específicamente con la eastern Idaho. Actualizaciones adicionales de incendios forestales, información de Firewise y fuego consejos de prevención visitan www.IdahoFireInfo.com. 1 menos chispa significa uno menos incendios forestales de Idaho.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pioneer Fire -Timber Salvage Area Closed For Public Safety

Boise, Idaho, August, 15, 2017—The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing the South Pioneer Fire Recovery Project area including the Rock Creek drainage on the Lowman Ranger District for public safety. The Rock Creek drainage includes National Forest System road 594.
Salvage operations including log truck traffic, skidding timber, felling operations and service vehicle traffic make it dangerous for access in the area. All closure areas within the Lowman and Idaho City Ranger Districts remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.
There is a higher degree of hazards after a burn, visitors should stay alert within the Pioneer Fire area. Snags or dead trees are continuing to fall and washouts or debris flows may result after heavy rains. “Public and employee safety is always our first priority, said Brant Petersen, Idaho City District Ranger. “The area is closed but we’re keeping key routes open so visitors can to get through the burned area and on to their destination.”
Forest visitors should drive with caution since they may encounter heavy equipment and logging trucks. Routes effected include, State Highways 55, State Highway 21, Boise County Road 17 (Banks Lowman Highway) and adjacent National Forest Systems (NFS) roads within the Lowman and Idaho City Ranger Districts.

To view all forest closures visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices

Pioneer Fire salvage sales support public health and safety by reducing hazard trees on more than 13,000 acres of high recreation use areas within the North and South projects. Revenue generated from the salvage sales fund resource protection and reforestation efforts including the restoration of whitebark pine on more than 600 acres and the planting of Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine trees on more than 18,000 acres. Industry will recover the economic value of 45 Million Board Feet (MMBF) of merchantable timber. For more information on salvage operations please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/boise/home/?cid=fseprd530485    
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Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Update - August 15th


Kamiah, Idaho (August 15, 2017) – New fires continue to be detected across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests as a result of thunderstorms on Saturday.  Firefighting resources responded quickly to staff fires not being managed for resource benefits and are working on suppression activities, completing mop up operations or have contained the fires.  

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect in the Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area, Riverbreaks and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and Interagency Fire managers in the Grangeville Dispatch Zone will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in the Uplands on Wednesday.  Those restrictions will not include wilderness areas.  Visitors are encouraged to know before you go: fire and closure information is posted on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests website at www.fs.usda.gov/nezperceclearwater Information on fire restrictions across the state is located at http://www.idahofireinfo.com/.

Forest and Fire Management Staff considered the long-term effects of smoke in their decision to manage fires in the wilderness and roadless areas.  Fire managers are working with air quality specialists to monitor smoke and potential impacts to communities.  In addition to smoke impacts, values at risk, availability of resources, and location were considered in determining suppression actions of fires not threatening communities.


Current status by district: 
Salmon River Ranger District
All fires detected Sunday have been contained and resources are available to staff any new fire starts.

The Hanover fire is currently being managed by Irv Leach’s Type 2 Incident Management Team.  Information for the Hanover fire can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5459/, by calling (208) 839-9974 or on Facebook.

For more information on fire activity or area closures on Salmon River Ranger District, please call (208) 839-2211.

Lochsa/Powell Ranger District
The Skookum fire, detected Monday, was quickly staffed and contained at .1 acre.  Mop up efforts are underway.  The Grave Creek fire (.25 acre), .5 mile west of Saddle Camp Road is contained and being mopped up.   Mop up operations are continuing on the Dewey fire (.5 acre) in the headwaters of Musselshell Creek and the Huckleberry fire (.75 acre) ¾ mile southwest of Liz Butte Cabin.

Minimal fire activity was observed on the Hidden fire (approximately 4,600 acres) Monday.  The fire is on the shores of Hidden Lake and backing around the lake to the west.  The Nez Perce-Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests are working together in the long-term management and strategy for this fire.  Smoke is expected to impact the local area as well as the Bitterroot and Missoula Valleys.  Trail closures remain in effect. 
The Maud fire (2.3 acres), two miles southwest of Siah Lake, has been contained.  It and the Hilton fire (5.5 acres), 1.5 miles southwest of Beaver Ridge Lookout, are in monitor status and will be patrolled by air and ground resources. 

For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Locsha/Powell Ranger District, please call (208) 942-3113.

Moose Creek Ranger District
The Tony fire (.5 acre) was reported Monday burning 1 mile south of Moose Creek in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.  Minimal fire activity was observed.

The Falls fire (2 acres), 12 miles north of Elk City, is staffed with a dozer, engine and ground crew supported by a heavy helicopter.  The Horse Point fire (.1 acre), 10 miles north of Elk City is staffed and contained.  Firefighters will work to fully suppress these fires. 

The Shoot fire, 8 miles southeast of Elk Summit Guard Station is burning in the Chute Creek drainage.  Active fire behavior was observed Monday afternoon and smoke from the Shoot fire was traveling east, down Blodgett Canyon toward the Bitterroot Valley.  Activity on other fires in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness was minimal.   Moose Creek 1 fire (7,758 acres) continues to burn up Whistling Pig drainage and north toward East Moose Creek.  The Lone Pine fire (5648 acres) had minimal growth on all sides. Crews are on scene at the Halfway, Meeker and Three Links bridges.  Remaining fires in the wilderness are:  Ballinger fire (.1 acre) is near Ballinger Point northwest of Three Link bridge;  Mink Peak fire (764 acres); Buck Lake (382 acres) with most growth northeast toward Rock Pillar; Fry Pan fire (100 acres);Sixty Two fire (estimated 15 acres); and Moe Peak fire showing no smoke.  These wilderness fires are being monitored primarily by air and are being managed for long-term resource benefit.  Visitors recreating on the Selway River should expect to see smoke and fire in the area and use extreme caution as trees are currently falling in and around the river. 

For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Moose Creek Ranger District, please call (208) 926-4258.

Red River Ranger District
The four fires 1 to 1.5 miles west of the Red River Hot Spring and three fires 3 miles west of Dixie Work Center are fully contained and mop-up efforts continue.   The Magruder fire east of Mountain Meadows is out.

The Patrol Ridge fire, 4.5 miles east of Windy Saddle, is estimated at 60+ acres.  This fire is managed for long-term resource benefits using a point protection strategy.   Portions of Trails 530 and 531 are closed for the safety and protection of the public.

The Plummer fire (estimated 200 acres) is located in the Gospel Hump Wilderness five miles north of the mouth of Sheep Creek.  Coordination with the Hanover Incident Management team and the Salmon River Ranger District continues as the Plummer and Hanover fires are expected to burn together.

Fire activity was minimal on fires in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.  The Rattlesnake Point fire (4,069 acres) is expected to continue east into the Bitterroot National Forest.  The Nez Perce-Clearwater and Bitterroot National Forests are working together in the long-term management and strategy of the fire. The Ladder (2 acres) and Bleak (170 acres) fires are showing little activity.  All three fires are being managed for resource benefits using a point protection strategy.  Smoke and fire in the area of Bargamin Creek drainage can be seen from Magruder Road and the Salmon River.  An area closure is in effect.

For more information on fire activity or area closures on the Red River Ranger District, please call (208) 842-2245.

North Fork Ranger District
The Lolo National Forest to the east of the district has implemented an area closure for public health and safety due to the Sunrise fire that may impact Forest Road #250 from Montana. Hoodoo Pass is accessible via Cedar Creek and Freezeout Road (high clearance vehicles recommended and no trailers).  For information about the closure and the Sunrise fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5379/#

For more information on this development, please call the North Fork Ranger District at (208) 476-4541.

For fire information on Moose Creek 1, Rattlesnake Point, Lone Pine, Mink Peak, and Hidden fires, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/13/# .
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Celebrate the August eclipse with wildfire safety in mind


Celebrate the August eclipse with wildfire safety in mind
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
(#IdahoEclipse2017 & BLMIFDFire)

IDAHO FALLS, IdahoThe Bureau of Land Management urges the public to be aware of wildfire risks when viewing the solar eclipse this August. Fireworks and sky lanterns may enhance your skywatching celebration but can ignite wildfires on Idaho’s public lands. These uncontrolled, wind-driven fire hazards can land in remote locations, increasing firefighter response times. Wildfires can threaten rural residential areas, shut down roads and divert traffic.

“Fires can start quickly and will burn in vegetation that seems green but is drying out quickly with the August heat,” said Kevin Conran, fire mitigation and education manager with the BLM Idaho Falls District. “We are asking everyone to witness this incredible phenomenon with wildfire safety in mind.”

In May, the BLM initiated a fire prevention order to reduce the number of wildfires. This order makes it illegal to burn explosive materials or use fireworks, exploding targets or tracer ammunition on BLM-managed lands in Idaho. Under the 2015 International Fire Code, which has been adopted by the State of Idaho, no person shall release or cause to be released an untethered sky lantern. People responsible for starting a wildfire can be charged with a misdemeanor and held liable for suppression costs.

For breaking fire information, follow @BLMIdahoFire on Twitter. For additional wildfire updates, Firewise information, and fire prevention tips visit www.IdahoFireInfo.comOne less spark means one less Idaho wildfire.

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Celebrar el eclipse de agosto teniendo en cuenta la seguridad de incendios forestales
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
(#IdahoEclipse2017 & BLMIFDFire)

IDAHO FALLS, ID – Idaho El Bureau of Land Management insta al público a ser consciente de los riesgos de incendios forestales al ver el eclipse solar de agosto. Fuegos artificiales y linternas del cielo pueden realzar su celebración skywatching pero pueden inflamar los incendios en tierras públicas de Idaho. Estos incendios incontrolados, impulsada por el viento peligros pueden aterrizar en lugares remotos, aumentando los tiempos de respuesta de bomberos. Incendios forestales pueden amenazar zonas residenciales rurales, cerrar carreteras y desviar el tráfico.

"Incendios pueden comenzar rápidamente y se queman en la vegetación que parece verde, pero se está secando rápidamente con el calor de agosto," dijo Kevin Conran, fuego Gerente de mitigación y educación con el districto de Idaho Falls de BLM. "Pedimos a todos a presenciar este fenómeno increíble teniendo en cuenta la seguridad de incendios".

En mayo, el BLM inició una orden de prevención de incendios para reducir el número de incendios forestales. Este orden es ilegal quemar materiales explosivos o usar fuegos artificiales, estallando objetivos o munición del trazalíneas en tierras administradas por el BLM en Idaho. Bajo el código de fuego internacional 2015, que ha sido adoptado por el estado de Idaho, ninguna persona debe liberar o hacer que se lanzó una linterna del cielo sin ataduras. Personas responsables para iniciar un incendio pueden ser acusadas de un delito menor y responsable de los costos de la represión.

Para romper el fuego información, siga @BLMIdahoFire en Twitter y la búsqueda de #BLMIFDFire para los puestos relacionados específicamente con la eastern Idaho. Actualizaciones adicionales de incendios forestales, información de Firewise y fuego consejos de prevención visitan www.IdahoFireInfo.com. 1 menos chispa significa uno menos incendios forestales de Idaho.

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