New Fire Restrictions Finder now online

Friday July 16, 2021

(Boise) – The public’s participation in preventing human-caused wildfires is critical during the current extreme fire conditions which are in some cases exceeding all-time maximum levels in Idaho. To help make it easy to find fire restricted areas, the Idaho Department of Lands has launched a new online resource called the Fire Restrictions Finder.

“The Fire Restrictions Finder is a mapping tool that is smartphone and computer friendly so you can plan activities accordingly,” said Idaho Department of Lands Director Dustin Miller. “We are doing everything we can to support getting this information to the public because we need the people of Idaho to take extra steps to prevent accidental fires right now. Even if that means changing your recreation plans for the sake of reducing wildfire risk.”

Fire restrictions are meant to prevent human-caused wildfires. Restrictions can be declared in a portion of the state, or in multiple areas. The decision to enforce fire restrictions comes as very high or extreme fire danger is predicted to persist and resources are stretched thin with multiple fires occurring in Idaho.

Local state and federal agencies come together to follow established, statewide-approved guidelines for implementing fire restrictions in their geographic areas. Fire restrictions are implemented in accordance with the criteria established in the 2021 Idaho Fire Restrictions Plan.

Find the latest IDL Fire updates on our website-based IDL Fire News Feed and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Robbie Johnson

About IDL Fire: 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.