Tag Archives: Idaho

Idaho Dozer Burnover

Lessons learned from a August 2019 wildfire     Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center In the early afternoon hours of August 6, 2019, Mountain Home Air Force Base Range Control reported a fire incident to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ...

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Eastern Idaho Wildfire Nearly Contained

133-acres fire was started by a car crash     MALAD, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Idaho say a wildfire that started along a major highway following a car crash and caused some evacuations is close to being contained. ...

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Wildfire Threatens Idaho Nuclear Energy Lab

Non-essential employees have been evacuated     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some employees have been evacuated from the Idaho National Laboratory in southeastern Idaho while crews fight a wildfire burning near the nuclear energy research site. INL officials say non-essential ...

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Wild Horses to Return to Southwest Idaho Following Wildfire

Horses were captured during the Soda Fire     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials plan to release 45 wild horses in southwestern Idaho later this month in an event that’s open to the public. The U.S. Bureau of Land ...

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New Strategy Aims to Save Sagebrush in Western States

Plan includes triage system with limited resources     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released a plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species, ...

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Bill to Ban Exploding Targets on State Lands Fails in Idaho

Narrow vote rejects stopping use of devices that have caused fires     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to ban exploding targets on state lands in Idaho during wildfire season has failed in the House. Lawmakers voted 35-33 Tuesday to ...

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Idaho Owes $20M for 2018 Wildfire Season

202 wildfires were caused by humans     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday ...

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Idaho Reviews Inmate Fire Crews after Rape Accusation

Officials begin scrutinizing which inmates are allowed to serve     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged ...

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Idaho Halts Inmate Firefighting after Rape Accusation

One charged with rape at base camp in Utah     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Inmates sent to help fight wildfires are back behind bars in Idaho after one inmate was charged with raping ...

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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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