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Did you know that the Idaho Department of Lands and our partners stop 90% of fires at 10 acres or less in our protection areas? Follow us this summer and we will show you. Today's news release shows our success so far this season: loom.ly/suHup_Y #IDLFireInfo ... See MoreSee Less

June 17th, 2:09 pm
Did you know that the Idaho Department of Lands and our partners stop 90% of fires at 10 acres or less in our protection areas? Follow us this summer and we will show you. Todays news release shows our success so far this season: https://loom.ly/suHup_Y #IDLFireInfo

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Great job you guys

From the U.S. National Weather Service in Pocatello, Idaho: Our first Red Flag Warning of 2021 has been issued. Critical fire conditions are expected in the South Central Mountains and Raft River areas. Fires can quickly go out of control, so be very careful with open flames! #IDLFireInfo
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June 9th, 11:35 am
From the U.S. National Weather Service in Pocatello, Idaho: Our first Red Flag Warning of 2021 has been issued. Critical fire conditions are expected in the South Central Mountains and Raft River areas. Fires can quickly go out of control, so be very careful with open flames! #IDLFireInfo 
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Fire officials would like to remind recreationists to be careful with campfires. Although no fire restrictions are currently in place, forest users are reminded to exercise caution, never leave a campfire unattended, and ensure campfires dead-out before leaving the area. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke! #Together4Idaho #IDLfireinfo ... See MoreSee Less

May 31st, 9:16 am

Fire officials would like to remind recreationists to be careful with campfires. Although no fire restrictions are currently in place, forest users are reminded to exercise caution, never leave a campfire unattended, and ensure campfires dead-out before leaving the area. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke! #Together4Idaho #IDLfireinfo ... See MoreSee Less

May 30th, 6:16 pm

Fire officials would like to remind recreationists to be careful with campfires. Although no fire restrictions are currently in place, forest users are reminded to exercise caution, never leave a campfire unattended, and ensure campfires dead-out before leaving the area. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke! #Together4Idaho #IDLfireinfo ... See MoreSee Less

May 29th, 7:16 am

Fire officials would like to remind recreationists to be careful with campfires. Although no fire restrictions are currently in place, forest users are reminded to exercise caution, never leave a campfire unattended, and ensure campfires dead-out before leaving the area. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke! #Together4Idaho #IDLfireinfo ... See MoreSee Less

May 28th, 3:16 pm

This spring across Idaho we have seen drier than normal conditions and an increase in the number of human-caused fires. This data, along with one-month forecasts, indicate a continued warming and drying trend. Prevention of unwanted human-caused fire is essential. Please remember that burning without a permit could result in fines and in the event of an escaped fire, responsible parties may be required to pay suppression costs. Any person who lights a fire is ultimately responsible for any damage that fire causes.

Fire officials would like to remind recreationists to be careful with campfires. Although no fire restrictions are currently in place, forest users are reminded to exercise caution, never leave a campfire unattended, and ensure campfires dead-out before leaving the area. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke! #Together4Idaho #IDLfireinfo
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May 28th, 8:14 am

IDL Fire crews led a multi-agency prescribed burn covering 314 acres in the Red River Wildlife Management Area outside of Grangeville in late April.

Every year, 100-200 elk use the meadow from late spring through summer for calving and foraging. Over time, a thick thatch layer had built up on the ground, making it difficult for young grass to grow underneath. The burn removed that top layer which will improve an important food source for the elk. The USDA Forest Service and Idaho Fish and Game were partners in the effort.

Watch IDL Fire’s Jeremiah Miller and Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Tara Ball describe the burn and how it helps prepare crews for fire season.

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May 14th, 12:50 pm

Every fall, many forest landowners gather up branches/slash from logging activities and burn large piles. However, some make the mistake of assuming that the fire is completely out, when in fact the remaining unburned material may smolder for months under winter snow.

It is extremely important to be sure your pile is out: Go back and check the piles for heat. The pile must be cold to the touch. Large piles of unburned material may need to be moved around to ensure the fire is completely out. Remember, people may be liable for the cost of fire suppression if their fire gets out of control.

Already this year there have been reports of those still-smoldering piles catching flame. That, combined with unusually dry conditions for this time of year, is creating a serious wildfire risk with fires already occurring as a result.

Full news release: loom.ly/p5JebPE

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May 14th, 12:15 pm
Every fall, many forest landowners gather up branches/slash from logging activities and burn large piles. However, some make the mistake of assuming that the fire is completely out, when in fact the remaining unburned material may smolder for months under winter snow. 

It is extremely important to be sure your pile is out: Go back and check the piles for heat. The pile must be cold to the touch. Large piles of unburned material may need to be moved around to ensure the fire is completely out. Remember, people may be liable for the cost of fire suppression if their fire gets out of control.

Already this year there have been reports of those still-smoldering piles catching flame. That, combined with unusually dry conditions for this time of year, is creating a serious wildfire risk with fires already occurring as a result.

Full news release: https://loom.ly/p5JebPE

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This can happen with smaller piles too! A few years back I had burned a small slash pile on our land during the late fall season. Late spring came around the following year and I came across a smoldering area of ground about 20 feet from the most outer edge of the old burn area. The fire that fall had made it down to a dry root system from a dead tree over 75ft away and traveled under the ground back towards that tree. I am very lucky I noticed and the fire did not continue all the way to that dead tree. For me it was an eye-opener and a lesson learned.

We had one get away from us on May 10 at Idaho City. Thanks to ICVFD for suppressing it while still on the ground. Same day another slash pile took off and spread along the ground in pine needles and it took until 3 a.m. to get that one out. This has only happened one other time since we began thinning in 1980 - for the main purpose of preventing wildfire. Nobody said it would be easy.

That's what's called pit BBQ long time

The Coeur d'Alene Interagency Dispatch Center just informed us that today, until 8pm PT, crews will conduct a prescribed burn near Hellroaring Creek and Moyie River Road in Boundary County, Idaho.
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May 13th, 9:19 am
The Coeur dAlene Interagency Dispatch Center just informed us that today, until 8pm PT, crews will conduct a prescribed burn near Hellroaring Creek and Moyie River Road in Boundary County, Idaho.
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FIRE UPDATE – At 44 acres, the Lee Fire near Coolin, ID, has been contained and controlled. This morning we flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, aka drone) equipped with an infrared camera over the fire checking for hot spots. Another flight is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Crew members from our Priest Lake Supervisory Area office and the West Priest Lake Fire District are still on site, manning the fire and mopping up hot spots. Two light engines also remain on the fire, but all heavy equipment and other resources have been released. The fire is still under investigation.



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May 11th, 7:11 pm
FIRE UPDATE – At 44 acres, the Lee Fire near Coolin, ID, has been contained and controlled. This morning we flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, aka drone) equipped with an infrared camera over the fire checking for hot spots.  Another flight is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Crew members from our Priest Lake Supervisory Area office and the West Priest Lake Fire District are still on site, manning the fire and mopping up hot spots.  Two light engines also remain on the fire, but all heavy equipment and other resources have been released. The fire is still under investigation.

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Thank you!

Thank you to our IDL guys and rural on the initial attack! Contained & controlled as of 1330 this afternoon!

#JuliaettaFire contained.
April 23
12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

(Juliaetta, Idaho) The Juliaetta Fire is contained after no additional fire growth occurred overnight. Containment means that a control line has been completed around the fire which can be expected to stop the fire's spread if conditions remain the same. The fire size was 20 acres and this will be the last update unless significant activity occurs.

The pictures are from Thursday, April 22 of the Juliaetta Fire. The photo showing the burned moss on the rocky hillside is an indication of how dry conditions are for this time of year.

Idaho Department of Lands Forest Protection District Wardens remind the public to please:

• Check the weather forecast prior to burning
• Have a source of water available
• Monitor your pile until it is out

Fire resources are limited this early in the season and you could be liable for the cost of fighting an escaped fire.

More about the Juliaetta Fire:

The fire started April 21 around noon Pacific Time and grew to 20 acres. Between 15 to 20 structures were threatened in the Juliaetta area which is about 30 miles northeast of Lewiston, Idaho. Evacuations were not necessary.

The fire burned in steep, rocky terrain and a helicopter dropped water on the fire. Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management wants to thank the Juliaetta Volunteer Fire Department, Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department, USDA Forest Service and Nez Perce Tribe Forestry and Fire Management for their assistance on the fire. No structures were damaged or destroyed and there were no reported injuries. The cause is under investigation.

Robbie Johnson, Idaho Department of Lands Public Information Officer
(208) 908-1786 - pio@idl.idaho.gov

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April 23rd, 2:04 pm
#JuliaettaFire contained.
April 23
12:30 p.m. Pacific Time

(Juliaetta, Idaho) The Juliaetta Fire is contained after no additional fire growth occurred overnight. Containment means that a control line has been completed around the fire which can be expected to stop the fires spread if conditions remain the same. The fire size was 20 acres and this will be the last update unless significant activity occurs.

The pictures are from Thursday, April 22 of the Juliaetta Fire. The photo showing the burned moss on the rocky hillside is an indication of how dry conditions are for this time of year. 

Idaho Department of Lands Forest Protection District Wardens remind the public to please:

• Check the weather forecast prior to burning 
• Have a source of water available
• Monitor your pile until it is out

Fire resources are limited this early in the season and you could be liable for the cost of fighting an escaped fire.

More about the Juliaetta Fire:

The fire started April 21 around noon Pacific Time and grew to 20 acres. Between 15 to 20 structures were threatened in the Juliaetta area which is about 30 miles northeast of Lewiston, Idaho. Evacuations were not necessary.

The fire burned in steep, rocky terrain and a helicopter dropped water on the fire. Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management wants to thank the Juliaetta Volunteer Fire Department, Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department, USDA Forest Service and Nez Perce Tribe Forestry and Fire Management for their assistance on the fire. No structures were damaged or destroyed and there were no reported injuries. The cause is under investigation.

Robbie Johnson, Idaho Department of Lands Public Information Officer
(208) 908-1786 - pio@idl.idaho.gov

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Rattlesnakes will not be happy

News Release
1 p.m. Pacific Time

(Juliaetta, Idaho) The Juliaetta Fire started April 21 around noon Pacific Time and grew to 20 acres. Between 15 to 20 structures were threatened in the area of this small town which is about 30 miles northeast of Lewiston, Idaho. However, evacuations were not necessary, and structures are no longer threatened at this time.

The fire is currently smoldering, which means it is burning without flame and barely spreading. There are some smokes visible in the area. Resources remain on the scene.

The fire burned in steep, rocky terrain and a helicopter dropped water on the fire. Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management wants to thank the Juliaetta Volunteer Fire Department, Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department, USDA Forest Service and Nez Perce Tribe Forestry and Fire Management for their assistance on the fire.

No structures were damaged or destroyed and there are no reported injuries. The cause is under investigation.

“It is unusual to have conditions so dry at this point in the spring. We have seen an increase in fire starts and we ask the public to be very careful with burning,” said Mike McManus, Juliaetta Fire Incident Commander. “This fire was burning across rocks, and it is uncharacteristic for a fire to be able to burn like that at this point in the season.”

The photo is from early in the fire, from April 21.

News release: loom.ly/WsarHXg

Robbie Johnson, Idaho Department of Lands
Public Information Officer
(208) 908-1786 - pio@idl.idaho.gov

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April 22nd, 1:30 pm
News Release
1 p.m. Pacific Time

(Juliaetta, Idaho) The Juliaetta Fire started April 21 around noon Pacific Time and grew to 20 acres. Between 15 to 20 structures were threatened in the area of this small town which is about 30 miles northeast of Lewiston, Idaho. However, evacuations were not necessary, and structures are no longer threatened at this time. 

The fire is currently smoldering, which means it is burning without flame and barely spreading. There are some smokes visible in the area. Resources remain on the scene.

The fire burned in steep, rocky terrain and a helicopter dropped water on the fire. Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management wants to thank the Juliaetta Volunteer Fire Department, Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department, USDA Forest Service and Nez Perce Tribe Forestry and Fire Management for their assistance on the fire.

No structures were damaged or destroyed and there are no reported injuries. The cause is under investigation.

“It is unusual to have conditions so dry at this point in the spring. We have seen an increase in fire starts and we ask the public to be very careful with burning,” said Mike McManus, Juliaetta Fire Incident Commander. “This fire was burning across rocks, and it is uncharacteristic for a fire to be able to burn like that at this point in the season.”

The photo is from early in the fire, from April 21.

News release: https://loom.ly/WsarHXg

Robbie Johnson, Idaho Department of Lands 
Public Information Officer
(208) 908-1786 - pio@idl.idaho.gov

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That is Sue and Charlie Stewarts house

This is the 3rd fire in Idaho this week 😥

The owner of the trailer park that started the fire/burn needs to pay for all of expenses and loss. If he had to pay he might stop burning all the time/year.

***Update***
First, a spelling correction. The fire is the "Juliaetta Fire."

A little history from Wikipedia: The town was named in 1882 by the first postmaster, Charles Snyder. He named the town in honor of his two daughters, Julia and Etta.

Hence the unusual spelling of Juliaetta.

These are images of the fire from this morning. You can see how close it is to structures. Crews continue working on the fire. We will share more updates as they are available.

Previous information:

From last night: Crews have made good progress on the fire today, the fire size is currently between 30 and 40 acres. There will be interior pockets of fuel that will continue to burn for the next few days.

From yesterday: Fire is holding steady at 20 acres, crews are making good progress, a Type 3 helicopter from Lewiston is on order.

Initial post: The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Juliaetta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available.
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April 22nd, 8:56 am
***Update***
First, a spelling correction. The fire is the Juliaetta Fire.

A little history from Wikipedia: The town was named in 1882 by the first postmaster, Charles Snyder. He named the town in honor of his two daughters, Julia and Etta.

Hence the unusual spelling of Juliaetta.

These are images of the fire from this morning. You can see how close it is to structures. Crews continue working on the fire. We will share more updates as they are available.

Previous information:

From last night: Crews have made good progress on the fire today, the fire size is currently between 30 and 40 acres. There will be interior pockets of fuel that will continue to burn for the next few days. 

From yesterday: Fire is holding steady at 20 acres, crews are making good progress, a Type 3 helicopter from Lewiston is on order. 

Initial post: The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Juliaetta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available. 
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Almost in my daughter's backyard. Stay safe Juliaetta residents.

The history of the name of the fire is appreciated and interesting as is the history of the reporting by IDL. Thank you.

***Update***
Crews have made good progress on the fire today, the fire size is currently between 30 and 40 acres. There will be interior pockets of fuel that will continue to burn for the next few days.

Previous information:

Last update: Fire is holding steady at 20 acres, crews are making good progress, a Type 3 helicopter from Lewiston is on order.

Initial post: The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Julietta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available.

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April 21st, 9:19 pm
***Update***
Crews have made good progress on the fire today, the fire size is currently between 30 and 40 acres. There will be interior pockets of fuel that will continue to burn for the next few days. 

Previous information:

Last update: Fire is holding steady at 20 acres, crews are making good progress, a Type 3 helicopter from Lewiston is on order. 

Initial post: The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Julietta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available. 

#IDLFireInfo
#JuliettaFire

***Update***
Fire is holding steady at 20 acres, crews are making good progress, a Type 3 helicopter from Lewiston is on order.

Previous information:

The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Julietta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available.

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April 21st, 6:15 pm
***Update***
Fire is holding steady at 20 acres, crews are making good progress, a Type 3 helicopter from Lewiston is on order. 

Previous information:

The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Julietta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available. 

#IDLFireInfo
#JuliettaFire

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And so it begins.

The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Julietta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available.

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April 21st, 4:20 pm
The Idaho Department of Lands Ponderosa Supervisory Area out of Deary is reporting what has been named the Julietta Fire. Initial reports have the size at 20-plus acres and structures are threatened. Right now no evacuations are in place. The fire is in steep terrain, with active fire behavior. There is difficulty getting resources and aircraft. We will provide updates as they become available. 

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#JuliettaFire

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This link shows you where our Idaho Department of Lands supervisory areas are located. www.idl.idaho.gov/about-us/supervisory-areas/

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