Tag Archives: Idaho

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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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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