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BOISE -- It's going to be sunny and clear over many parts of Idaho this weekend. Thousands of people will be out enjoying concerts, recreation, and probably their own backyards.

However, meteorologists say it's also going to be one of the hottest and most dangerous weekends of the year, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees.

Hot temps can add danger

Those triple digit temperatures can mean added danger for you, your pets, and the land itself.

We've seen a lot of fires in June, and almost every one of those was a human-caused fire, said Kyli Gough, with the Twin Falls BLM.

It's already been a bad fire season, especially for human-caused fires, and with the soaring temperatures, experts say it could get even worse. That's why the Bureau of Land Management, and other agencies are putting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in place on Monday.

Those restrictions are for public lands in South Central Idaho, stretching from Highway 20 to the Utah and Nevada borders.

It's not something we do that often, and we really try not to, because we don't want to restrict the public, said Gough.

No campfires in south-central Idaho

Ghough says for the first time since 2007 no campfires or stove fires will be permitted in that area. The one exception is a campfire structure in a recreation site. Also, there's no smoking, except in a vehicle, building, recreation site, or areas barren of flammable materials.

In this heat, experts say there's also added danger for your pets. Doctor Cheryl Garrett with the Idaho Humane Society says it's best to keep your pets inside, in the air conditioning, while being sure to give them plenty of water.

Pets can't take the heat either

She also says not to leave them alone in cars -- even for a few minutes -- and to limit their walks if you walk them at all. Walks can overheat pets, and burn their foot pads.

If it's too hot for you to be outside, or to be in a car, make sure that the animals aren't outside or in a car, either, said Garrett.

She says heat stroke is common in pets, and sometimes deadly. Some signs include heavy panting, vomiting, diarrhea, and even seizures. If you were to see those signs in your dog, make sure you take it to the emergency clinic, said Garrett.

Be careful with children and the elderly

Brian Moss is an emergency room doctor at Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Moss says young children and the elderly are also especially vulnerable to the extreme heat. He says he's already seen an influx of cases of heat exhaustion and dehydration this summer, and gives some simple tips to stay healthy.

Drinking more fluids, water, Gatorade, juice, anything that's a good fluid, said Moss. Also, staying in the shade, out of the heat and sun as much as possible.

Doctor Moss also talked about using sun screen liberally. He recommends SPF-45 to SPF-60. Moss also says drinking alcohol in the heat is a bad idea too.

Moss says he saw a lot of cases of heat exhaustion this 4th of July due to folks who had been drinking alcohol in the 90-degree weather.

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