Tag Archives: Idaho

Late-Season Wildfires Choke US Cities

2017 shapes up to be one of the worst seasons     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Heavy winter snow and a very wet spring in the Western U.S. generated predictions the 2017 wildfire season would ...

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Wildfire Season in West Worse Than Expected

Predictions thought 2017 would be mild     By STEVE DUBOIS, Associated Press A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but. It ended up one ...

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Winds Give Growth to Idaho Wildfire

Fire has destroyed six outbuildings but no homes   By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wildfire in Idaho grew over the weekend as strong winds propelled the flamers toward homes and other structures, officials said Monday. ...

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Firefighters Battle Wildfires in Nevada

Homes and ranches threatened   By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three hundred firefighters got the upper hand on a wildland blaze that threatened 400 homes near Gardnerville south of Reno while hundreds of other crew members ...

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Idaho Smokejumpers

You’ll find them in the most rugged territory   On Final Productions – This video provides an overview of the McCall Smokejumper Program. Smokejumpers are experienced wildland firefighters accessing wildfires via parachute jumps. Smokejumpers are primarily used for initial attack, ...

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NIOSH LODD Report: Heart Attack Claims Wildland Supervisor after Training

Investigators conclude that the exertion of the training precipitated the heart attack On June 10, 2015, a 33-year-old career, seasonal wildland fire superintendent (the “Superintendent”) completed physical fitness training. The training included a 1.8-mile trail run on a trail over ...

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