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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.

9/12/2018 - Southern Idaho Counties

Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:

Wednesday will be another dry and cool day with southwesterly-westerly flow over southern Idaho. The surface pressure gradient will be oriented generally from the west to east. Surface wind speeds will range from 5-15 mph and be from the southwest to northwest with higher wind speeds over the eastern airsheds. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly sunny. Mixing heights will range from 2,000-8,000 feet AGL. Transport wind speed will be between 10-25 mph and be from the southwest to northwest. Ventilation will be POOR in the morning and EXCELLENT in the afternoon. Inversions are expected to break between 11am-12noon. Air quality is forecast to be good to moderate. 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