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UPDATE: Tuesday 10/26/21 - We have moved our fire danger to LOW.  Burn permits are being issued for residential yard waste (not exceeding five feet high or five feet wide), burn barrels, & hand/machine piled slash (requires a pre-inspection prior to burn). 

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 -

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 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. 

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 


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Next Board of Fire Commissioner's Regular Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 1600 hrs (4:00 pm)
JDTC Building at 5271 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls

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