- Embers drift from a campfire and ignite a wildfire that incinerates thousands of acres.
- Sparks fly from a power tool being used to clear brush. The resulting fire destroys several homes.
- A man driving on a national forest road stops on tinder-dry grass. The hot engine acts like a match, kindling a wildfire that burns thousands of acres.
Stories like these have become far too familiar in Idaho. A growing number of Idaho wildfires have a common, incriminating back story: People caused them.
Raising awareness is the first step toward wildfire prevention. Idaho Firewise works to raise awareness about the most frequent human causes of wildfires:
- Cars, trucks, and trailers
- Crop residue burning
- Debris burning
Human carelessness is never acceptable. Wherever you are, don’t be a Guberif!
Know before you go! If your vacation will take you outdoors, check the Idaho interagency fire restrictions website for the most up-to-date information on fire restrictions.
Fire Incident Information
If you have questions about a specific fire or are making travel plans, Inciweb is the best source for information.