News from Jackson Hole Radio September 24, 2020

Fire Danger Easing in Area

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Stage One Fire Restrictions are to be lifted effective Friday morning just after midnight in Eastern Idaho. Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District will lift restrictions in areas of central Idaho in the Idaho Falls District lands in Lemhi, Custer and Butte Counties. Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbecue, or smoke outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. Fire managers are reminding people that central Idaho is still in Very High Fire Danger, and to use water to put out all campfires and to soak all charcoal and hot ash from barbecue grills and stoves. Elsewhere, the Stage One BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all other BLM-managed lands within Idaho. This order prohibits discharging, using or possessing fireworks, discharging a firearm using incendiary, steel core or tracer ammunition, or burning, igniting or causing to burn explosive material, including exploding targets.