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Fire Danger is MODERATE!

As of 9/10/19, the summer burn ban has been lifted.  Burn permits for yard waste and burn barrels are now available by going to At this time, machine and hand piled slash burning is still closed.

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. 

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

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