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Beginning July 1, a ban on certain types of fires will be in place for parts of Pocatello.
All open burning of solid fuels such as wood, paper, or charcoal within the Wildland-Urban Interface Areas of the Gate City will be put on hold because of current fire danger and fuel moisture levels. The use of gas fire pits and/or charcoal briquettes or gas grills when used in appliances designed for food preparation are exempted from the prohibition.
“It just takes a single, stray ember to ignite a catastrophic wildfire,” said Chief David Gates. “I would like to personally ask the residents of Pocatello to take it upon themselves to respect the ban and potentially save the homes and lives of their fellow citizens.”
The ban will remain in place until October 1 or until it is repealed.
Residents with questions about the burn ban can call the Pocatello Fire Department at 208-234-6201.