Fire danger lowered

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Fire danger in Kootenai County decreased to “moderate” from “high” on Tuesday.

Local fire chiefs and Idaho Department of Lands' Mica District lowered the danger based on fuel models that indicate a higher moisture content and a lower risk of fires spreading in forest fuels.

The decrease in fire danger opens burn permits for yard waste and burn barrels only.

Recreational fires are still allowed with safety provisions such as readily available water and clear space around the fire pit. Propane fire pits are also still allowed.

You must have a copy of your permit on hand and present it if fire department personnel ask. Check with your local fire department with questions. The statewide burn permit program will allow only the previously mentioned burn permits to be issued.

IDL and the chiefs will continue to evaluate the conditions. Anyone who burns must be careful and in attendance at your fire.

Call 911 immediately if your fire spreads beyond your control.

— Brian Walker

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