We are drier and hotter than we have been in nearly a decade so it is vitally important for people to be especially careful with any form of fire.
Cigarettes, BBQ’s and campfires are all potential sources of wildfire that will require an extra level of care from anyone in the national forest this weekend and throughout the summer.
Campers should have 5 gallons of water, a bucket and a shovel on hand and need to make sure their campfires are cold to the touch before they walk away.
If you see a fire, call 911 immediately.
North Idaho is a beautiful place that we all care about deeply, and like always, we want to encourage people to enjoy their national forests.
This year we are asking everyone to take some extra precaution to make sure we don’t have a human-caused wildfire.