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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.

8/16/2017 - Northern Idaho Counties Outside of Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservation Boundaries

Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:

Today, an upper level ridge will build to the west, allowing continued warming and a northwest flow. Watch for weak frontal passages that will increase surface wind speeds and change surface wind directions. The surface wind direction will be from the northwest to southwest at 5-15 mph. Skies will be mostly sunny to sunny. Mixing heights are expected to range from 4,000-7,000 feet AGL over all airsheds. There is evidence for a weak marine push up the Columbia Gorge and impacts look to be confined to the vicinity of the southeast border of the NPT lands. The winds aloft over northern Idaho will be from the southwest to northwest at speeds of 5-15 mph. Ventilation will be POOR in the morning and become GOOD in the afternoon. The inversions will break out between 10am-12noon. Air quality is good to moderate. PM2.5 and ozone concentrations are below program concentration thresholds except for Boundary county where PM2.5 concentrations are above program concentration thresholds.

Disclaimer:
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
BENEWAH No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
BONNER No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
BOUNDARY No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
CLEARWATER No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
IDAHO No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
KOOTENAI No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
LATAH No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
LEWIS No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
NEZ PERCE No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
SHOSHONE No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county