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Fire danger moderate, burn permits being issued
September 22, 2017
Fire Warden Ken Homik of the Kootenai Valley Fire Protection District announced today that with the continued cool and moist weather we’ve had this week, they are lowering fire danger to moderate and will begin issuing burn permits for residential yard waste and other forms of burning on a case-by-case basis.

Rain totals for Boundary County since Sunday September 17 are: Bonners Ferry Airport .86", Myrtle Creek SNOTEL, .9, Saddle Pass 1.42, Deer Creek 1.63.

It’s still quite dry under the canopy, so we are emphasizing using caution when burning," he said. "It looks like it will go back to seasonally warm and dry conditions starting over the weekend, but at this point in the year we are hopeful things won’t dry out enough to be problematic."

Always be careful with fire and call 911 immediately if needed and state name, location, and incident.

For questions please call Ken at (208) 267-5577.
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