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Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.


Fire Prevention

Humans, not lightning, are responsible for most wildfires. Escaped debris burning was one of the more prevalent causes.

Burn Permits

Burn permits are required May 10 – October 20 each year and issued by the Idaho Department of Lands. You can get your free burn permit at

You can do it yourself online. Watch our Burn Permits DIY video for assistance.

Fire Restrictions

During the fire season there may be times when fire managers find it necessary to implement fire restrictions to limit the further occurrence of human-caused fires.

At that time notification will be made to the public so that you can make appropriate arrangements for your outdoor activities.

Use our Fire Restrictions Finder to plan ahead.

IDL Prevention Resources

Visit our Prevention Page.

Fire Preparedness

Preparing your home for wildfire gives you the best odds of surviving in fire-prone wildland areas.

Idaho FireWise

Understand your role in Idaho’s wildland/urban interface at Idaho FireWise.


To find emergency plans, learn how to prepare your home, and evacuation resources visit Ready.Gov.

Preparedness Videos

These are PSAs featuring Idaho Governor Brad Little.

Fire News

IDL Fire provides the latest information on active fires in IDL jurisdiction on our Fire News Feed.

IDL Fire News Feed

Find all of the information IDL Fire posts in one place, without having to use social media at the IDL Fire News Feed on our website.

Social Media

IDL posts fire news on all of our social media channels.

Statewide Fire Map

This map prepared by our award-winning GIS team in conjunction with services provided by the Wildland Fire Interagency Geospatial Services Group is based on data from the Integrated Reporting of Wildland-Fire Information (IRWIN) system.  Unlike other online fire information webpages or databases, such as Inciweb, which may only report on incidents that threaten structures or cover large acreages, this fire map displays information about all reported wildfires in Idaho.

Pro Tips:  If you are viewing this map on a mobile device, you can hide the legend and make the map appear larger by clicking on the circular icon with inward pointing arrows near the top right corner of the map. For all users, you can zoom in and out, and the map key contains features that let you search for a specific address, zoom to the full extent of the map, turn layers on or off, and change the base map imagery.

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