Ketchum Fire Department Suspends Open Burning

KETCHUM, IDAHO – As high temperatures and low humidity add to the potential threat of wildfire danger, the Ketchum Fire Department has implemented a restriction on open burning on all public and private lands, roads and trails situated within the boundaries of the City of Ketchum.

Attended, backyard fires in an established fire ring, approved metal container or outdoor fireplace are permitted at this time.

With the fire season underway, these restrictions are intended to keep citizens and visitors safe as well as prevent dangerous and damaging wildfires.

These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. For additional information, please contact the City of Ketchum Fire Department at (208) 726-7805.


About the City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, restaurants, art galleries and shopping. The City of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents. For more information about the City of Ketchum, visit www.ketchumidaho.org.


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