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Idaho Fire Safety Burn Permits

Individuals living outside city limits anywhere in Idaho who plan to burn for any reason—including crop residue burning and excluding recreational campfires—during closed fire season, from May 10 to October 20 every year, must obtain a fire safety burn permit.

If you live inside city limits and you plan to burn, a permit from your local fire department may be required.

As a convenience to the grower, DEQ's crop residue burning application communicates with the Idaho Department of Land's (IDL) burn permits system to assist in issuing IDL burn permits. IDL burn permits for crop residue burning may only be obtained through DEQ's system. DEQ's crop residue burning application contains links to view the IDL burn permit. For questions about fire safety permits, contact IDL at 866-581-6498.

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*Daily burn decisions are due by 11:00am local time. If this page returns no data, no final burn decision is available at this time. Please check for preliminary burn decisions by clicking the 'Preliminary Decisions' link above, or check back after 11:00 am.

9/13/2018 - Northern Idaho Counties Outside of Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservation Boundaries

Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:

On Thursday, the upper level trough will track to the northeast and limit precipitation chances somewhat. This will bring a chance for showers over the northern Panhandle and across Central Idaho while the southern Panhandle looks to remain dry. The surface pressure gradient will be oriented from south to north. Surface wind speeds will range from 5-15 mph and will be from the southwest to northwest. Higher wind speeds are to be expected within the Purcell Trench from Spokane to Bonner’s Ferry. Skies will be mostly cloudy. Mixing heights are expected to range from 5,000-9,000 feet AGL over all airsheds. The winds aloft over northern Idaho will be from the southwest to northwest at 10-20 mph. Ventilation will be POOR in the morning becoming EXCELLENT in the afternoon. The inversions will break out between 10am-11am. Air quality forecast to be good. Both PM2.5 and ozone concentrations are expected to be below program concentration thresholds.

This meteorological forecast discussion was prepared for Idaho Department of Environmental Quality for the sole purpose of forecasting crop residue burn decisions within the State of Idaho by DEQ staff. DEQ burn decisions do not apply to the Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservations. For forecasts and burn decisions for the Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservations, call 800-345-1007.

Preliminary Burn Decisions

County Burn Decision Number of Acres Comments