FIRE DANGER - MODERATE
UPDATE: Tuesday 9/21/21 - We have moved our fire danger to moderate. Burn permits are being issued for residential yard waste, burn barrels, & small slash piles not exceeding five feet high or five feet wide.
Recreational fires, cooking fires, and small camping fires consisting of clean wood do NOT require a permit.
You can get your no cost 10 day burn permits online at the Idaho Department of Lands - www.burnpermits.idaho.gov
Please burn responsible and check the Air Quality Hotline at 1-800-633-6247 (option #3 for Kootenai County) or you can go online to www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality for conditions prior to burning. If the air quality is GREEN, burning is allowed. If it is Yellow, a voluntary burn ban is in effect. If it is RED burning is NOT allowed in the District.
Kootenai County Fire & Rescue will enforce all burning regulations year-round for areas within our Fire Protection District. It is the permits holder's responsibility to ensure that they are burning safely and within the regulation guidelines set by KCFR, IDL, & DEAQ. A copy/picture of your burn permit must be onsite while burning. If you should have any questions, please call our office M-F at 208-777-8500.
Fire Restriction Hotline: 1-844-433-4737 or idahofireinfo.com
What District am I in?
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:
Instructions for using the 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