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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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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.

Spot and Bale Burn Decisions

County Burn Decision Burn Window Comments
BENEWAH No Burn Day N/A DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
BONNER No Burn Day N/A DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
BOUNDARY No Burn Day N/A This county is experiencing air quality levels above CRB program concentration limits.
CLEARWATER Burn Day 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
IDAHO Burn Day 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
KOOTENAI No Burn Day N/A DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
LATAH Burn Day 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LEWIS No Burn Day N/A DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
NEZ PERCE Burn Day 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SHOSHONE No Burn Day N/A DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county

Approved Spot and Bale Burn Permits

County Permit Number Approval Date
BOUNDARYSBP2017-84/26/2017
CARIBOUSBP2017-54/10/2017
CLEARWATERSBP2017-64/10/2017
FREMONTSBP2017-94/25/2017
GEMSBP2017-43/13/2017
IDAHOSBP2017-12/22/2017
SBP2017-22/22/2017
SBP2017-32/22/2017
SBP2017-126/30/2017
LATAHSBP2017-74/18/2017
NEZ PERCESBP2017-64/10/2017