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Friday, September 15, 2017

Fire managers to lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for Sawtooth North Zone



                  SHOSHONE, Idaho- This week fire managers decided to lift fire restrictions for the Sawtooth North Zone effective Sept. 17 at midnight. This area includes federal, state and private forest, rangelands, roads and trails situated in Blaine, Camas, Custer, and Elmore counties. These areas are located within the Sawtooth North zone and are described below:
Sawtooth North Zone
All Sawtooth National Forest, Twin Falls District BLM, and Idaho State and private lands north of Highway 20 to the northern most Sawtooth National Forest boundary.  From Hill City east to the Craters of the Moon National Park Visitor Center.
While the need for open burning restrictions has decreased in some areas, fire managers would like to remind the public that the accidental start of a wildfire can still be devastating.  Be alert and be aware.  Follow these tips to help prevent wildfire:
o   NEVER leave a camp fire unattended
o   Keep water, dirt and a shovel near your fire at all times
o   Make sure your fire is dead out and cold to the touch before you leave it
o   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.
If you are planning a visit to public lands in these areas, please check with the Sawtooth Ranger District offices https://www.fs.usda.gov/sawtooth, the Twin Falls District BLM www.blm.gov/idaho or theIdaho Department of Lands for the latest information or visit www.idahofireinfo.com or Idaho Fire Info on Facebook.