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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Be Proactive and Help Prevent Wildfires!
As the Fourth of July weekend draws near and Idaho experiences hot and dry weather, the Bureau of Land Management is asking you to help protect Idaho’s public lands. Please be aware of the risk of wildfire and use extreme caution when enjoying our great state.
Historically, less than half of wildfires in Idaho have been caused by humans. However, in 2015, almost 60 percent of BLM fires in Idaho were human-caused. Those 84 fires burned over 31,000 acres.
In an effort to prevent human-started fires, BLM Idaho Director Tim Murphy signed the 2016 Fire Prevention Order. This order states that the use of fireworks, exploding targets and tracer rounds are prohibited on Idaho’s public lands. This order is in effect from May 10 to October 20.