- Fire crews continue to fight the nearly 100,000-acre Tepee Springs Fire near Riggins, reaching 75 percent containment. Meanwhile, fire restrictions are being lifted from the Boise and Payette National Forest.
According to a news release from the Boise National Forest, the decision comes from rain showers, cooler weather and lower wildfire danger in the West Central Mountains. The restrictions lift in Elmore, Boise, Valley, Adams and Washington counties as well as all Bureau of Reclamation lands surrounding Mann Creek, Cascade, Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch reservoirs.
Lifting these restrictions means the public can build campfires and use charcoal barbecues outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. It's still important to use water to extinguish all campfires and soak charcoal and hot ash from barbecues and stoves.
A Bureau of Land Management Prevention Order is still in effect for BLM lands, forbidding discharging or possessing fireworks, discharging firearms with incendiary or tracer ammunition, and burning any tire, wire, magnesium, plastic or explosive materials like exploding targets.