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Idaho Fire Restrictions Ordered Starting Thursday

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Forest managers are ordering heightened fire restrictions on public and private land in central and southwestern Idaho, a response to hot, dry conditions and very high wildfire danger.
    
Meanwhile, numerous fires continue to burn in Idaho, nearly all of them are in remote areas where no structures are threatened.
    
Beginning Thursday, stage 1 fire restrictions go into effect on the Boise, Payette and Sawtooth National Forests, as well as all private, state and Bureau of Land Management-protected territory within Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington counties.
    
Also included in the restrictions are portions of Idaho, Adams, Valley, Custer, Elmore, Camas and Blaine counties.
    
That means most fires are prohibited except within designated recreation sites.
    
Smoking is also forbidden, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or designated recreation site.

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