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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.

9/22/2017 - Northern Idaho Counties Outside of Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce Reservation Boundaries

Meteorological Forecast and Air Quality Discussion:

Today, a drying trend will establish and precipitation looks to finally cease over much of the region. There will be a chance for showers over the southern Clearwater. The surface wind direction will be from the north-northeast at 5-10 mph. Skies will be mostly cloudy to mostly sunny over the Panhandle. Mixing heights are expected to range from 6,000-8,000 feet AGL over all airsheds. The winds aloft over northern Idaho will be from the north-northeast at speeds of 8-12 mph. Ventilation will be POOR in the morning and become GOOD in the afternoon. The inversions will break out between 10am-11am. Air quality is good. Both PM2.5 and ozone are below 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 Fuel moisture is too high for good smoke dispersion
CLEARWATER No Burn Day 0 Fuel moisture is too high for good smoke dispersion
IDAHO No Burn Day 0 Fuel moisture is too high for good smoke dispersion
KOOTENAI No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
LATAH No Burn Day 0 Fuel moisture is too high for good smoke dispersion
LEWIS No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county
NEZ PERCE No Burn Day 0 Fuel moisture is too high for good smoke dispersion
SHOSHONE No Burn Day 0 DEQ currently has no requests for burns in this county