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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Officials Remind Residents Fires are Prohibited in Pocatello’s City Creek Management Area

Lower City Creek Trailhead

After reports of campfires in the City of Pocatello’s City Creek Management Area (CCMA), officials are reminding residents that fires are not allowed in City Creek. 


The CCMA is considered part of the Wildland-Urban Interface and is subject to the open burn ban that was put in place July 1. Under the ban, all open burning of solid fuels such as wood, paper, or charcoal within the Wildland-Urban Interface areas is prohibited.  


“We take the threat of wildfire very seriously,” said Pocatello Fire Department Chief David Gates. “If a fire were to happen, it would likely be devastating for the community and for the wildlife that call the area home.”


In the near future, additional signs will be posted in the area that alert recreators that fires are banned. 


Officials would also like to remind residents that overnight camping is also prohibited in the CCMA. 


Residents with questions about the burn ban can call the Pocatello Fire Department at 208-234-6204.


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