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About Fire

fireIDL is responsible for fire prevention, fire mitigation, and fire suppression. The ten Forest Protective Districts and two Timber Protective Associations are responsible for the protection of more than 6 million acres of state and private forest and rangelands. The department works with tribal and interagency partners across jurisdictional boundaries to ensure statewide fire protection.


To conserve and protect six million acres of private, state and federal forestlands by preventing and/or suppressing all unwanted fire; to enhance forest management on state endowment lands by utilizing fire as a management tool; and to help local communities better cope with wildfire in the wildland urban interface.

Public Service Announcements


For questions specific to a geographic location or fire incident:
Contact Area Office or Fire District

For statewide programmatic questions:
Fire Management / Coeur d’Alene Staff Office
(208) 769-1525

Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (Orofino)
(208) 476-5612

Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association (McCall)
(208) 634-2268

Latest Fire News

January 21, 2021
Idaho Department of Lands Achievements for FY20
January 15, 2021
Thousands of trees burned in Woodhead Fire harvested quickly to help fund Idaho schools
November 18, 2020
IDL GIS and Remote Sensing staff selected for the 2020 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS award
November 10, 2020
Idaho’s next steps in shared effort to reduce wildfire risk and epidemics of forest disease
October 5, 2020
Idaho’s shared effort toward reducing wildfire risk has new coordinator

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