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Monday, August 27, 2018

Stage I Fire Restrictions to be Rescinded in Central Idaho in time for the Holiday Weekend

Contact:  Amy Baumer (Public Affairs Officer)                                              208-756-5145

August 27, 2018


Salmon, Idaho:  The Central Idaho Dispatch Zone in Idaho will end Stage 1 fire restrictions, effective at one minute after midnight (12:01 AM) on Friday, August 31, 2018.  The Central Idaho Fire Restrictions Area encompasses all Forest Service (outside of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness) within the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)–Salmon and Challis Field Offices, along with State Lands and privately owned forested lands within the Central Idaho Dispatch Zone. 

#KnowBeforeYouGo.  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 is 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 less than a month away.