In a bid to cut down the increase of wildfires in the Idaho regions, fire restrictions have been mapped to start this week. And it will cover a large area of Idaho.

The fire restrictions will commence on Friday being the 11th day of August and will extend to the BLM’s Salmon-Challis District, the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the Sawtooth National Forest and the BLM’s Twin Falls District.

Idaho Department of Lands announces the fire restriction

According to the public information personnel for the Idaho Department of Lands, Emily Callihan, the masses in most of the states should be expected to witness the Stage 1 restrictions mostly because of the coming eclipse.

The Stage 1 restrictions ban campfires, smoking and even camp stoves in the areas mapped out. However, you can practice these if you’re in a recreation site that has a confirmed fire ring as it is an exception to the restrictions.

Callihan went on to speak on behalf of the Idaho Department of Lands saying that with the BLM-built recreation centers or Forest Service, one can have a campfire, but never on the public lands or in the woods. Also, the ban doesn’t allow campfire in private lands or state lands. Any land that lies within the boundary of the city is exempt.

Callihan added that there are consequences that follow putting on illegal fires. If the fire investigators find that you have a hand in the illegal fire, you may be the one to pay for the cost of suppressing that fire.