LEWISTON - On Friday, July 9, 2021, Acting Chairman Doug Zenner issued a Declaration of Emergency due to the wildfires burning in Nez Perce County. The declaration was issued for the imminent threat to property public utilities, infrastructure, lines of communication, private property, and lives of local responders/private citizens.
Such a disaster may require the State of Idaho and Federal emergency assistance to supplement local efforts to protect, rehabilitate and replace public property and to provide a coordinated multi-agency effort to mitigate, avert, and lessen the threat and impact of the disaster.
Areas of the County affected by the wildfires are being asked to prepare for a possible evacuation depending on fire behavior. To help ensure the safety of those working and supporting the fire operations the public is being asked to avoid unnecessary travel or ‘sightseeing’ in these areas. Also, DO NOT FLY unmanned aerial systems (UAS, Drones) while we have wildland fires in our region.
The declaration can be found below.