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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions rescinded for southwest Idaho


News Release

DATE: September 15, 2021


Sharla Arledge (IDL)- 208-334-0286  

Fire Information (BLM)- 208-384-3378 

Venetia Gempler (USFS)- 208-373-4105 


Stage 1 Fire Restrictions rescinded for southwest Idaho    


Boise, Idaho --Effective Friday, Sept. 17 at 12:01 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation and Idaho Department of Lands will remove Stage One Fire Restrictions for federal, state, state endowment, private forestland and rangelands in the following Fire Restriction Zones:  


Owyhee Mountains Fire Restrictions Zone   

All of Owyhee County west of the Bruneau Canyon. 


Treasure Valley Fire Restrictions Zone   

All of Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette and Washington Counties. Portions of Boise County including the administrative boundary of Lucky Peak Lake to Arrowrock Dam, south shore of Arrowrock Reservoir and that portion of Elmore County that lies south of the South Fork Boise River to Anderson Ranch Dam, south along Anderson Dam Rd (FS134) to Hwy 20, east on Hwy 20 to the Elmore/Gooding County line south to I-84. 


West Central Mountains Fire Restrictions Zone   

Boise National Forest, Boise District BLM and State and Endowment Lands within Elmore County and Boise County. Boise National Forest lands within Valley County. From the point where the Boise National Forest boundary intersects Idaho State highway 20 near Dixie following the Boise Forest boundary west and north along the ridge of the Danskin to Boise front foothills and extending North encompassing the Idaho Department of Lands to its intersection back with the Boise National Forest boundary near Sagehen reservoir and State and Endowment Lands in the High Valley Area (Valley County). The far northern boundary includes all Boise National Forest lands excluding those within the Frank Church Wilderness. All lands north of Sagehen reservoir including Tripod Mountain and West Mountain within the North Fork Payette River drainage north to near Tamarack Resort.   


Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbecue, or smoke outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. However, 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:  

  • NEVER leave a campfire unattended.  
  • Keep water, dirt and a shovel near your fire at all times.  
  • Make sure your fire is dead out and cold to the touch before you leave it.  
  • Never use fireworks, exploding targets or tracer rounds on or near public land.   

The BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all BLM-managed lands within Idaho. This order prohibits discharging, using or possessing fireworks, discharging a firearm using incendiary, steel core or tracer ammunition, or burning, igniting or causing to burn explosive material, including exploding targets.   


Together for Idaho, we can keep south-central Idaho safe from wildfires. For more information on wildfire prevention, up-to-date fire information and resources on becoming Firewise, visit: