Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be lifted on lands managed by the Boise National Forest, Boise District BLM, Payette National Forest, Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association (SITPA) and state and private forest and range lands and Idaho Endowment Lands within:
· Elmore County
· Boise County
· Valley County
· Adams County
· Washington County
· And all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Mann Creek Reservoir, Cascade Reservoir, Arrowrock Reservoir and Anderson Ranch Reservoir
For a map of the West Central Mountain Zone visit: www.fs.usda/boise; www.fs.usda/payette; http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/p/fire-restrictions.html
Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbeque or sheepherder stove outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. Fire managers remind people to use water to put out all campfires and to soak all charcoal and hot ash from barbeques and stoves.
The BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all BLM managed lands within the state of Idaho. This order prohibits: discharging, using, possessing fireworks; discharging a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition; burning, igniting or causing to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, plastic or explosive material (including exploding targets) that may cause a fire.
More information is available at Forest, BLM and IDL offices. Current fire restrictions throughout the state are at: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/fire/restrictions.html and at http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/fire-restrictions.html.
County and local officials should be contacted regarding fire restrictions outside the described areas.