Effective July 14, 2015, we have entered into a Stage II Burn Ban. Campfires/recreational fires are prohibited in the County, but are exempt within City limits. Charcoal or propane barbecues are allowed on your own private land. For a list of Stage II Restrictions (Click Here).
We are experiencing an extremely dry summer this year with above average temperatures. Please take extra precautions with any open flames outdoors (campfires, cooking fires, BBQ's, etc.) where allowed. Always make sure that your fire is attended at all times and completely extinguished when unattended.
Burn permits are required year-round for any open burning in our fire district with the exception of recreational/cooking fires. This applies to burn barrels, residential burning, commercial burning and both private and commercial logging operations.
Effective January 1, 2014 all burn permits for residents and/or businesses within the Kootenai County Fire & Rescue fire district boundaries must be obtained through the Idaho Department of Lands burn permit website. www.burnpermits.idaho.gov
Kootenai County Fire & Rescue will enforce all burning regulations year-round for areas within our Fire Protection District. It is the permit holder's responsibility to ensure that they are burning safely and within all regulations set by KCFR, IDL, and DEQ.
Not sure what fire district you reside in? Click here to view a map of the fire districts in our area. (This is a large file and may take extra time to download).
Helpful links for burn permit information:
KCFR Press Release regarding burn permits effective 01/01/2014
Instructions for using the new IDL burn permit system
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Recreational/cooking fire rules & requirements
Burn Barrel rules & requirements
Yard Waste rules & requirements
Slash Pile rules & requirements