Fire Restrictions Remain in Effect for Labor Day Weekend
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – The Sawtooth National Forest wants to remind people who may be recreating in the outdoors over the Labor Day weekend that Stage 1 Fire Restriction remain in effect until further notice.
"We need help in preventing unwanted wildfires which increase both public and firefighter risk,” SNF Fiore Management Officer Nate Lancaster said in a prepared statement.“We want visitors to enjoy the Labor Day holiday while being cautious with any type of flame."
The restrictions took place Aug. 1 in an effort to reduce the threat of human-caused fires in the hot and dry forest conditions, according to the agency. Restrictions are in place on lands managed by the Sawtooth National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Department of Lands.
Campfires are allowed, according to SNF, but only within an agency-designated campground in an agency-provided structure; or on a private citizen’s own land and only within an owner-provided fire structure.
A list of approved sites is available online at the Sawtooth National Forest. Detailed information, including a map regarding the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all of Idaho, is available at Idaho Fire Information.