Firefighters in North Idaho are keeping a close eye on the weather as the fire danger level has been bumped up to high.
The 80 degree days and a nice breeze are both incentives to go out and enjoy the summer. But it's also a reason firefighters are telling people to stay alert.
The humidity is low that means the fire fuels are very dry and all it needs is just a small spark to start a fire.
There are simple steps homeowners can take to protect themselves, like keeping vegetation within 30 feet of the house trimmed and watered.
Also, make sure firewood is piled up at least 30 feet away from structures and thin out nearby trees.
In addition to the high fire danger level in North Idaho there is also a ban on open burning in Kootenai County. Recreational fires are allowed but can only be three feet wide and two feet high.