Tag Archives: Idaho

Evacuation Orders at Idaho Wildfire

Wildfire is 31 percent contained     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Residents along a stretch of a heavily traveled north-south highway in Idaho have been told to evacuate due to a wildfire. Fire officials say ...

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Utah Firefighters Remember Battalion Chief Killed in Wildfire

Burchett was struck by a tree while fighting the Mendocino Complex fire     By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to ...

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Fuel Breaks Planned in Idaho and Oregon

Creating a safer firefighting environment     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More fuel breaks are being constructed as part of a plan by federal officials to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management ...

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Wild Horses Return to Idaho after Wildfire

BLM rounded up over 200 horses after 2015 wildfire     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some of the wild horses rounded up in southwestern Idaho after a giant wildfire burned up forage will be returned to the area this month. ...

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Idaho Fire Lookouts Eyed as National Historic Places

Both lookouts are in Idaho County   BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are taking public comments on the possible listing in the National Register of Historic Places of two Idaho fire lookouts. The National Park Service is considering the ...

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EPA Proposes Approving Idaho Field Burning Rules

Field burning was banned in Idaho in early 2007   By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are proposing approving Idaho’s request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke ...

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Review: Pioneer Fire, Idaho

Video review of the 2016 wildfire     Daniel Johnson – Video record of 2 weeks fighting the Pioneer Fire in August of 2016 with voiceover info by Safety Officer, Daniel S. Johnson  

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Forest Service, Idaho Work to Boost Logging, Reduce Fire Severity

Plan could help other Western states     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could ...

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New Mexico Sends Crews to Western Wildfires

Crews sent to several states battling wildfires   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters with the New Mexico State Forestry Division are answering the call for help as states around the West are dealing with large wildfires. At least 100 ...

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Storms Clear Wildfire Smoke in US West

Cooler, wetter weather moves into several states     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed ...

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