Two weeks ago stage one fire restrictions were put in place for Owyhee County. This week, land management agencies expanded those restrictions to all BLM and state managed lands within Ada, Canyon, Payette, Washington counties and portions of Elmore county that lies south of interstate 84.
The restrictions are being implemented by federal and state agencies managing or providing wildland fire protection to public lands in the area, including the Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Department of Lands and will remain in effect until further notice.
Under the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited on the restricted state and federally managed or protected lands, roads and trails:
Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire except within a designated recreation site, or on their own land, and only within an owner-provided structure.
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.
Persons with a written permit with authorization.
Persons using fire fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels. Such devices, including propane campfires, may be used only in an area cleared of flammable material.
Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
Any federal, state or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
All land within a city boundary is exempted.
For a detailed map of the area under restriction, visit: http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/southwest/firerestrictions.htm