The Idaho Department of Lands implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions, effective at 12:01 a.m. today, for all state and private lands within northern Idaho. The area includes the counties of Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho (north of the Salmon River).
Under Stage II Restrictions, the following is prohibited:
These restrictions will remain in effect until rescinded by George Bacon, director of the Idaho Department of Lands. Contact the nearest Idaho Department of Lands Fire Warden for specific information about this Stage II Restriction Order.For information about highway closures related to wildfires and updates on highway construction projects that might impact travel in Idaho, call 511 or visit the Idaho Traveler Services Web site at 511.idaho.gov .
The status of wildfires in Idaho and throughout the West is available at the National Interagency Fire Center Web site at http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info/nfn.htm .
The center, located in Boise, coordinates wildfire suppression efforts for nine national agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Association of State Forests.