BOISE COUNTY IS NOW USING CODERED TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS OF EVACUATIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
PLEASE GO TO THE SHERIFF'S WEBPAGE TO SIGN UP FOR THESE NOTIFICATIONS.
The Boise County Sheriff has created some information for residents to help prepare for the fire season. Boise County Evacuation Policy Evacuation Tips for residents
WILDFIRES: Updates as of Monday, August 31st.
The Toll fire on the Boise Ridge in Robie Creek has been controlled at 10 acres. Crews from the BLM, USFS , Robie Creek Fire Department and the Clear Creek Fire Department responded. The cause was attributed to a car fire.
There are currently no uncontrolled wildfires in Boise County.
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.
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:
Boise County Open Burning Ban (July 1 through October 20)
CURRENTLY IN EFFECT: Boise County's ban on outdoor burning is contained in Ordinance 2014-03 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
Stage 1 Fire
Restrictions, effective August 21, 2015 beginning at 12:01 a.m. They will
remain in effect until further notice.
The identified areas going into Stage 1 fire
restrictions include agency and state and private forest and range lands
protected by the Boise National Forest, Boise District BLM, Payette National
Forest (excluding the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness,) Southern
Idaho Timber Protective Association (SITPA) and State and Endowment Lands
Elmore County outside incorporated city limits
Boise County outside incorporated city limits
Valley County outside incorporated city limits
and outside of federal lands designated as wilderness
Adams County outside incorporated city limits
Washington County outside incorporated city limits
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 West Central Mountain Zone
visit: www.fs.usda/boise; www.fs.usda/payette; http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/p/fire-restrictions.html
Stage 1 fire restrictions, the following acts are prohibited on the restricted
state and private forest and range lands, and federally managed lands, roads
Building, maintaining, attending or using a
fire, campfire or stove fire except within an agency designated recreation
site* and only within an agency provided structure, or on a private citizen’s
own land and only within an owner-provided fire structure.
Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle,
building or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least
three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
*A “designated recreation site” is a recreation
site that: 1) is included on the individual National Forest’s list of
areas where campfires are permitted; and 2) which contains a Forest-provided
fire ring. Campfires are not permitted at sites that do not have a
Forest-provided ring. The list of approved sites is available at Ranger
District offices or Forest websites (www.fs.usda/boise; www.fs.usda/payette).