FOR RELEASE ON AUGUST 1, 2017:

Contact:
Teton County Fire & Rescue
208-715-5201
tetoncountyfire.com

Teton County Fire & Rescue Issues Burn Ban        

Effective immediately, Teton County Fire & Rescue has issued burn restrictions for Teton County, Idaho. Until fire conditions improve, burn permits will not be issued and fires requiring a burn permit will not be permitted.

Recreational fires do not require a burn permit and must adhere to the following stipulations:

  • Fires must be contained within an improved fire pit in a developed area
  • Fires must be at least 25 feet from any structure or other combustible material
  • A responsible adult must tend the fire at all times
  • A means of extinguishing the fire must be present at all times.
  • A fire is considered recreational in nature when the pile size is 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height

Inquiries on burn restrictions in the surrounding forests should be directed to the National Forest Service – Teton Basin at: 208-354-2431.

The practice of issuing burn permits was established in 2007 and has significantly decreased the number of false alarms in our county. Fewer false alarms equates to fewer unnecessary emergency trips with our apparatus. Teton County Fire Protection District greatly appreciates those citizens who have taken the time to obtain a burn permit and encourage people with questions to call the fire department (208-715-5201) at their convenience. Burn permits are free and cover multiple burns throughout a calendar year.

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