Boise County Emergency Notifications: 208 462-0552
Fire Management

 

    
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CLOSURES: 

Boise County Sheriff has lifted all evacuations.  Traffic on the South Fork Road and Grimes Pass are restricted to residents and firefighters only. The Forest Area Closure for the Whiskey Complex is bounded by the Grimes Pass Road, Forest Road 395 (closed), Alder Creek Road and the South Fork Payette River Road. There is a Forest area closure around the Mack Fire.  Detailed information and a map are at  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3955/.

The Boise County Sheriff has created some information for residents to help prepare for another hot fire season.  Boise County Evacuation Policy     Evacuation Tips for residents

WILDFIRES: 

Sunday, July 27th at 10:00 am

One new person caused 1 acre fire near Idaho City was quickly contained late yesterday. The lightning holdover fires reported Friday have all been contained.

Mack Fire (estimated 270 acres, 90% contained, 150 personnel, 8 crews, three helicopters, two dozers):  There was very minimal fire activity on the Mack Fire Saturday.  Crews have a line around the fire and are mopping up 300 feet in from the perimeter today.  Full containment is expected at days end.

Whiskey Complex (9446 acres, fully contained):  The Wash Fire is in a patrol and mop up phase.  The Grimes Fire is contained, but crews may do some interior burning today to eliminate unburned fuels farther inside the line that have the potential to burn later and possibly throw embers outside of the containment line.

Current information on SW Idaho wildfires is available at http://www.wildcad.net/WCIDBDC.htm.

For National wildfire news and information, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/, and then select the fire of interest.  

AIR QUALITY:

For more information on Wildfire Smoke and your Health please visit: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/EnvironmentalHealth/WildfireSmoke/tabid/2172/Default.aspx.

 Or visit the Idaho Smoke Blog: 

 http://idsmoke.blogspot.com/

 

  FIRE RESTRICTIONS:

Boise County Open Burning Ban (July 1 through October 20)

CURRENTLY IN EFFECT: Boise County's ban on open burning is contained in Ordinance 2011-03 and prohibits any open fires on private lands between July 1st and October 20th. This ban does not prohibit campfires in appropriate structures at private residences.The ban continues in effect between these dates regardless of the presence of state and federal restrictions.

Idaho's Open Burning Permits (May 10 through October 20)

The Idaho Department of Lands regulates any burning outside city limits statewide (excluding campfires) from May 10 to October 20. Permits from IDL can be obtained at http://burnpermits.idaho.gov/.

Current State and Federal Fire Restrictions 

There are no specific State or Federal restriction in place at this time.

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