Nampa burn ban to be lifted Tuesday
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 11, Nampa Fire Department will be lifting the current burn ban that has been in effect since June 22.
"Lifting the burn ban will allow those residents in possession of a current burn permit to conduct open burning, however they still are required to make sure the current wind speed is below the allowable speed and they must call prior to igniting the fire each day to ensure the air quality index is low enough to permit burning," said Doug Strosnider with Nampa Fire. "Fuel conditions remain hazardous however with temperatures dropping and the humidity rising we believe conditions are adequate to allow for safe burning when caution is used by those conducting burning."
The city of Nampa wants to remind all permit holders to follow all the rules listed on your permit, and if there is a problem, to call 911 as soon as possible.
Burn permits are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Nampa Fire Administrative offices which are located at 820 Second Street South in downtown Nampa.