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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fire Restrictions to be lifted in West Central Idaho Mountains late Thursday night

BOISE, Idaho – With the reduced risk of wildfires due to cooler temperatures and precipitation in the area, state and federal wildfire officials will lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions within the West Central Idaho Mountains effective Thursday, Sept. 15, at 11:59 p.m.  
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be lifted on forest and rangelands managed by the Boise National Forest, Boise District BLM, Idaho Department of Lands and other state and private lands within:
  • Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Elmore, Boise, Valley and Washington Counties
  • Within Washington County all Bureau of Reclamation Lands surrounding Mann Creek Reservoir
  • Within Valley County all Bureau of Reclamation Lands surrounding Cascade Reservoir
  • Within Elmore and Boise Counties all Bureau of Reclamation Lands surrounding Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch Reservoirs
For a map of the Treasure Valley and West Central Mountain Zones visit:  Idaho Fire Information.
For a map of the West Central Mountain Zone visit:
Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbeque or sheepherder stove outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. Fire managers remind people to use water to put out all campfires and to soak all charcoal and hot ash from barbeques and stoves.
The BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all BLM managed lands within the state of Idaho. This order prohibits discharging, using, and possessing fireworks; discharging a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition; burning, igniting or causing to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, plastic or explosive material, including exploding targets that may cause a fire.

More information is available at Forest Service, BLM and IDL offices. Current fire restrictions throughout the state are available a http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/fire/restrictions.html and http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/fire-restrictions.html.