Lewis County

510 Oak Street
Nezperce, Idaho 83543


Snake River Complex Fire

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Disaster Declaration

WHEREAS, there is a threat to life and property in LEWIS COUNTY, as a result of wildland forest fires.  The fire was first discovered on July 7, 2021 and on July 10, 2021 evacuation of Lewis County residents in the area of the fire began.

WHEREAS, the resulting Snake River Complex is threatening structures, roadways, infrastructures, public utilities, and other lines of communications as well as agriculture and livestock; and

WHEREAS, Section 46-1011, Idaho Code authorizes the Chairman or the Commissioners of LEWIS COUNTY, Idaho to declare a disaster emergency to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance , thereunder;

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved, and declared by the Chairman of the LEWIS COUNTY, Idaho Board of Commissioners, as follows:

  1. A disaster emergency is hereby declared to exist within LEWIS COUNTY, created by the Snake River Complex Fire. Creating an imminent threat to life and property and
  2. These conditions require the activations of the response and recovery aspects of all applicable local disaster emergency plans and
  3. Such disaster may require State 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.

Adopted this 10th day of July 2021 by Chairman Greg Johnson, LEWIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER

Greg Johnson, Chairman

Ratified July 12, 2021

Greg Johnson / Justin McCleod / Mike Ponozzo


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Meetings / Agendas / Hearings

Board of Lewis County Commissioners:
Monday, July 26, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

News / Notices

Fireworks Ban:
Resolution #2021-12
(effective 7/1/21 until further notice)

Noxious Weeds:
2021 Noxious Weed Notice

Lewis County Fair:
Sept. 30 - Oct. 3

510 Oak Street - Nezperce, Idaho

Lewis County is in North Central Idaho; with the county seat and Courthouse located in the small farming community of Nezperce.

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