Boise County Emergency Notifications: 208 462-0552
Fire Management



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

For National wildfire news and information, please visit, and then select the fire of interest.  


For more information on Wildfire Smoke and your Health please visit:

 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

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 within:


  • 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;


Under Stage 1 fire restrictions, the following acts are prohibited on the restricted state and private forest and range lands, and federally managed lands, roads and trails:


  • 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).


Website Developed By Veridean Technology Solutions
Images from Boise County, Idaho