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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

July 31, 2020
Our wildland fire crews fighting fire in extreme heat, ready for more hot days
June 15, 2020
More accurate forest inventory methods to increase harvest of trees before they are vulnerable to insects, disease, and wildfire
May 27, 2020
Lobbies reopen across the state; support of natural resource-based businesses successfully maintained
May 19, 2020
New Policy and Communications Chief Announced
May 5, 2020
May 10 marks date for annual state burn permits

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