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Burn Restrictions – For Immediate Release August 30, 2016

Effective immediately, the Teton County Fire Protection District has issued burn restrictions for Teton County, Idaho.  Until fire conditions have improved, burn permits will not be issued and fires requiring a burn permit will not be permitted.

Recreational fire do not require a burn permit and must adhere to the following stipulations:

  • They must utilize an improved fire pit in a developed are
  • Fires must be a least 25′ from any structure or other combustible material
  • A responsible adult must attend the fire at all times
  • A means of extinguishing the fire must be present at all time
  • A fire is considered recreational in nature when the pile size is 3′ or less in diameter and 2′ or less in height

Inquiries on burn restrictions in the surrounding forests should be directed to the National Forest Service.

The practice of issuing burn permits has been in place since 2007 and has significantly decreased the number of false alarms in our county.  This reduction of false alarms has reduced the number of emergency trips with our apparatus.  The Teton County Fire Protection District is greatly appreciative of all those who have taken the time to obtain a burn permit and encourage any with questions to call the Teton County Fire Protection District at their convenience.  Burn permits are free and are effective for multiple burns throughout a calendar year.

Bret Campbell, Fire Chief

Earle Giles III, Division Chief-Prevention

Office: (208) 715-5201