Idaho Governor Brad Little has announced a new web-based Wildfire Alert System.
In prior years, the Idaho Department of Lands heavily relied on social media and its website to share information about wildfires with the public. Now, Idahoans can sign up for text or email alerts about wildfires on land protected by IDL by visiting the website idl.idaho.gov/alerts.
When a fire under IDL protection exceeds 10 acres in size or threatens structures, the department typically sends frequent updates about the incident to local officials, fire agencies and the media. Under the new Wildfire Alert System, Idahoans can sign up to receive these same updates.
The system covers all 6.3 million acres in IDL’s 12 forest protective districts.