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Open Burn Ban Begins July 1st for Bannock County Wildland-Urban Interface Areas

by | Jun 27, 2024 | Commissioner Press Releases, Highlights, Newsroom | 0 comments

Starting July 1, 2024, certain types of fires will be banned in most parts of Bannock County: Inkom, Downey, Arimo, McCammon, Lava Hot Springs, the Pocatello Valley, Chubbuck, Pocatello, and the North Bannock Fire District. Fire officials throughout Bannock County worked together to create a unified burn ban with the intent of reducing the risk of wildfires.

No open burning, recreational fires, or fireworks are allowed within the Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of Bannock County because of current fire danger and fuel moisture levels. Commercial gas fire pits and appliances designed for food prep, such as gas grills and/or charcoal briquettes, are exempt from the ban when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Only non-aerial fireworks are allowed in non-wildland urban interface areas. Per Idaho State Code, no aerial fireworks are allowed anywhere except for approved professional fireworks displays.


The ban will remain in place until Oct. 1, 2024, or until conditions allow it to be lifted.

Residents with questions about the burn ban or fireworks are encouraged to contact their local fire department or district.

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