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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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2/21/2017 - Northern Idaho Counties Outside of Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservation Boundaries

Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:

.DISCUSSION...Another surge of moisture will work northward across the region this morning and will settle over northwest Montana during the afternoon hours. The result will be a period of light snow for valley floors followed by a changeover to rain later in the morning, one exception will be the lower elevations of northwest Montana which may remain snow. Changeable and potentially hazardous road conditions are anticipated as a result of the snow/rain mix in valley locations. Mountain passes will see several rounds of snowfall with alternating periods of wet-snow packed-back to wet conditions. Windy weather is expected across southwest Montana and in Lemhi County today, beware of strong cross winds and occasional snow showers. Also, there remains a potential for a few debris flows along susceptible travel corridors (such as Hwy 12 in Idaho) with ponding on area roadways. Precipitation will become showery again on Tuesday night with a cold front passage dropping snow levels to valley floors once again. Although valley snow accumulations should remain light, slippery roadways are certainly possible, while mountain passes will continue to see winter driving conditions at times into Wednesday morning. Showers will slowly start to taper off Wednesday morning, and the daytime will be the last "mild" temperature day before a much colder air mass starts to sweep into the region by mid to late Wednesday. A cool, showery regime will continue Thursday into the early weekend. Although snow showers will be scattered with only minimal accumulations expected, roads can easily become icy/snowy as max temperatures remain generally below freezing and minimum temperatures drop down to the several degrees below zero closer to the Continental Divide. By late Sunday into early next week, enhanced moisture may be pulled into the area from the southwest which would meet the cold Canadian air pushing down from the north. Forecast confidence remains low on location and how intense precipitation will become, but a period of widespread precipitation may be in store for portions of the Northern Rockies through early Tuesday.

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.

Final Burn Decisions

County Burn Decision Number of Acres Comments