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Stage I Fire Restriction In Effect for BLM and Caribou-Targhee Until Further Notice, Aug 4, 2018

Map showing Stage 1 fire restrictions in Eastern Idaho with labeled counties and land management boundaries.

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2018 3 p.m.
Contact: BLM- Kelsey Griffee, 208-521-8709
USFS- Katie Gorby, 208-497-7270
IDL- Emily Callihan, 208-334-0236
Stage I Fire Restrictions in effect

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District, Idaho Department of Lands, and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest are issuing Stage I Fire Restrictions. This restriction goes into effect August 6 at 12:01 a.m. on all BLM-managed public lands, Caribou-Targhee NF and state and private lands, in eight eastern Idaho counties, until further notice.

With the threat of wildfire danger increasing and the occurrence of several large wildfire incidents in the eastern Idaho area in recent weeks Stage I Fire Restrictions will be implemented. The intention of the fire restriction is to reduce human-caused fire starts and provide for public safety. The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except within a designated recreation site within a fire structure provided by the administrative agency, or, on your own land, within an owner-provided fire structure in an area that has a clearance of ten feet on all sides that is free of any flammable vegetation.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

These restrictions include all BLM-managed public lands, Caribou-Targhee NF and all state and private lands in Bannock, Bonneville, Bingham, Jefferson, Madison and portions of Butte, Power and Oneida Counties.

Fire managers are asking the public to be extra cautious when spending time in the outdoors. As a reminder fireworks, exploding targets, incendiary, steel core and tracer ammunition are prohibited on public lands.

Remember to check county burn bans and local fire restrictions. Contact your local county for information relating to activities on private land.

For additional information on Stage I Fire Restrictions, please visit or call the Idaho Fire Restrictions Hotline at 1.844.433.4737.