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  • Soldiers trade fatigues for fire gear

    Soldiers trade fatigues for fire gear

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 1:40 AM EDT2015-08-25 05:40:09 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 2:17 AM EDT2015-08-25 06:17:02 GMT
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - On Monday dozens of firefighters worked clearing brush from homes in the Priest Lake area. But most of these firefighters have never done anything like this before."This is something new, something I've never had a chance to do before," says Sgt. David Graves. That's because they're not firefighters, they're soldiers.>>
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - On Monday dozens of firefighters worked clearing brush from homes in the Priest Lake area. But most of these firefighters have never done anything like this before."This is something new, something I've never had a chance to do before," says Sgt. David Graves. That's because they're not firefighters, they're soldiers.>>
  • Idaho fire restriction

    Idaho fire restriction

    Thursday, July 2 2015 11:36 PM EDT2015-07-03 03:36:48 GMT
    Thursday, July 2 2015 11:36 PM EDT2015-07-03 03:36:48 GMT
    A stage one fire restriction has been put into place on all Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Forest Service members say this year has, so far, been the driest its been in North Idaho in 20 years. The restriction limits recreational burning to only designation National Forest campgrounds and also limits the smoking of cigarettes to enclosed buildings. The restrictions have done little to lift the fears of Beauty Creek campground host Roberty Dury.Its scary is what it is, says Dury.>>
    A stage one fire restriction has been put into place on all Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Forest Service members say this year has, so far, been the driest its been in North Idaho in 20 years. The restriction limits recreational burning to only designation National Forest campgrounds and also limits the smoking of cigarettes to enclosed buildings. The restrictions have done little to lift the fears of Beauty Creek campground host Roberty Dury.Its scary is what it is, says Dury.>>
  • Kaniksu Complex (Tower Fire) at 26,119 acres; 80% contained

    Kaniksu Complex (Tower Fire) at 26,119 acres; 80% contained

    Friday, August 14 2015 2:02 PM EDT2015-08-14 18:02:52 GMT
    Saturday, September 19 2015 3:23 PM EDT2015-09-19 19:23:30 GMT
    UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. September 19: Fire crews assessed containment strategies on the Kaniksu Complex Fire Saturday, which resulted in some changing numbers on the fire.>>
    UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. September 19: Fire crews assessed containment strategies on the Kaniksu Complex Fire Saturday, which resulted in some changing numbers on the fire. At last report the Kaniksu Complex fire was 26,119 acres and 80 percent contained, but fire officials stress the change in containment percentage was not due to significant fire activity.>>
  • Clearwater-Municipal-Motorway North Complex at 82,243 acres; 95% contained

    Clearwater-Municipal-Motorway North Complex at 82,243 acres; 95% contained

    Monday, August 17 2015 8:02 PM EDT2015-08-18 00:02:57 GMT
    Monday, September 7 2015 4:13 PM EDT2015-09-07 20:13:32 GMT
    KAMIAH, Idaho - UPDATE: Wednesday September 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. The Clearwater-Municipal-Motorway North Complex has burned a total of 83,243 acres and is 75% contained.>>
    KAMIAH, Idaho - UPDATE: Wednesday September 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. The Clearwater-Municipal-Motorway North Complex has burned a total of 83,243 acres and is 75% contained. Complex consists of a group of fires in Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis Counties in northern Idaho. The fires, started by lightning, have been burning since August 10th.>>
  • Brush fire contained near Ramsey and Brunner Road near Athol

    Brush fire contained near Ramsey and Brunner Road near Athol

    Saturday, August 29 2015 5:17 PM EDT2015-08-29 21:17:04 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 9:05 PM EDT2015-08-30 01:05:24 GMT
    ATHOL, Idaho - Update 6:00 p.m.: Jim Lyon with the Northern Lakes Fire District says a brush fire that broke out just afternoon near Athol has been contained. No evacuations occurred and no homes are threatened.>>
    ATHOL, Idaho - Update 6:00 p.m.: Jim Lyon with the Northern Lakes Fire District says a brush fire that broke out just afternoon near Athol has been contained. No evacuations occurred and no homes are threatened.>>
  • Clark Fork Complex fire in Idaho, Montana at 13,762 aces

    Clark Fork Complex fire in Idaho, Montana at 13,762 aces

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 6:21 PM EDT2015-08-25 22:21:54 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 6:41 PM EDT2015-08-27 22:41:09 GMT
    CLARK FORK, Idaho - UPDATE: August 27, 3:30 p.m.: The Clark Fork Complex Fire is burning 6 miles northeast and 9 miles south of Clark Fork, Idaho.>>
    CLARK FORK, Idaho - UPDATE: August 27, 3:30 p.m.: The Clark Fork Complex Fire is burning 6 miles northeast and 9 miles south of Clark Fork, Idaho. There hasn't been a lot of fire movement Thursday because there's so much smoke in the area. The infrared photography is working now, so they realized the fire has grown to 13,762 acres.>>
  • Red Cross shelters struggling to keep up this fire season

    Red Cross shelters struggling to keep up this fire season

    Monday, August 17 2015 9:05 PM EDT2015-08-18 01:05:18 GMT
    Tuesday, August 18 2015 1:14 AM EDT2015-08-18 05:14:49 GMT
    Red Cross shelters are stretched thin.Red Cross shelters are stretched thin.
    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters in Stevens County say that two large wildfires have merged into one.  They've put the Coyote Canyon Fire and the Carpenter Road Fire together, and it's now called the Carpenter Road Fire. It's burning in Stevens County, and on part of the Spokane Tribe Reservation.>>
    STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - Firefighters in Stevens County say that two large wildfires have merged into one.  They've put the Coyote Canyon Fire and the Carpenter Road Fire together, and it's now called the Carpenter Road Fire. It's burning in Stevens County, and on part of the Spokane Tribe Reservation.>>
  • Not Creative Fire burns 100 acres north of Rose Lake, Idaho

    Not Creative Fire burns 100 acres north of Rose Lake, Idaho

    Sunday, August 16 2015 4:59 PM EDT2015-08-16 20:59:55 GMT
    Sunday, August 16 2015 4:59 PM EDT2015-08-16 20:59:55 GMT
    ROSE LAKE, Idaho - Fire crews are making progress in fighting a 100-acre fire, known as the Not Creative Fire, burning near Rose Lake, Idaho, about 20 miles east of Coeur d'Alene, and south of Interstate 90.At last report the fire was 25 percent contained Sunday. About 100 firefighters are on the scene of the lightning-sparked fire strengthening fire lines.>>
    ROSE LAKE, Idaho - Fire crews are making progress in fighting a 100-acre fire, known as the Not Creative Fire, burning near Rose Lake, Idaho, about 20 miles east of Coeur d'Alene, and south of Interstate 90.At last report the fire was 25 percent contained Sunday. About 100 firefighters are on the scene of the lightning-sparked fire strengthening fire lines.>>
  • Big Lost fire burning 1,200 acres near Potlatch

    Big Lost fire burning 1,200 acres near Potlatch

    Saturday, August 15 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-08-15 21:52:28 GMT
    Saturday, August 15 2015 5:52 PM EDT2015-08-15 21:52:28 GMT
    POTLATCH, Idaho - Fire crews are fighting the Big Lost Fire near Potlatch, Idaho, Saturday afternoon. The fire has burned 1,280 acres at last report. Highway 6 is blocked at milepost 14 east of Potlatch because smoke is blowing across it and the fire has jumped the road.>>
    POTLATCH, Idaho - Fire crews are fighting the Big Lost Fire near Potlatch, Idaho, Saturday afternoon. The fire has burned 1,280 acres at last report. Highway 6 is blocked at milepost 14 east of Potlatch because smoke is blowing across it and the fire has jumped the road.>>
  • Monday storm sparks 35 new fires in northern Idaho

    Monday storm sparks 35 new fires in northern Idaho

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 6:13 PM EDT2015-08-12 22:13:00 GMT
    Wednesday, August 12 2015 6:13 PM EDT2015-08-12 22:13:00 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Idaho Panhandle National Forest reports a lightning storm that moved through north Idaho Monday night has resulted in at least 35 new fires in the region. They say the majority of these new fires are located on the St. Joe and Coeur d'Alene River Ranger Districts and are less than a tenth of an acre in size.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Idaho Panhandle National Forest reports a lightning storm that moved through north Idaho Monday night has resulted in at least 35 new fires in the region. They say the majority of these new fires are located on the St. Joe and Coeur d'Alene River Ranger Districts and are less than a tenth of an acre in size.>>
  • Idaho, Oregon lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

    Idaho, Oregon lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-08-12 21:54:38 GMT
    Wednesday, August 12 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-08-12 21:54:38 GMT
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lawmakers from Idaho and Oregon say they are renewing efforts to change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, arguing that agencies should be using natural disaster dollars rather than money set aside for fire prevention.>>
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lawmakers from Idaho and Oregon say they are renewing efforts to change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, arguing that agencies should be using natural disaster dollars rather than money set aside for fire prevention.>>
  • Fire burning near Cocolalla Lake in Idaho in mop-up stage

    Fire burning near Cocolalla Lake in Idaho in mop-up stage

    Saturday, August 1 2015 2:50 PM EDT2015-08-01 18:50:37 GMT
    Saturday, August 1 2015 6:25 PM EDT2015-08-01 22:25:34 GMT
    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management says the fire burning near Cocolalla Lake in Idaho is now in mop-up stages. Firefighters with the Idaho Department of Lands will continue to monitor the fire for flare ups Saturday. The fire burned a total of three acres.>>
    BONNER COUNTY, Idaho - Bonner County Emergency Management says the fire burning near Cocolalla Lake in Idaho is now in mop-up stages. Firefighters with the Idaho Department of Lands will continue to monitor the fire for flare ups Saturday. The fire burned a total of three acres.>>
  • Thursday storm sparks lightning fires in Idaho

    Thursday storm sparks lightning fires in Idaho

    Friday, July 24 2015 8:32 PM EDT2015-07-25 00:32:02 GMT
    Friday, July 24 2015 8:32 PM EDT2015-07-25 00:32:02 GMT
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Lightning from a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon sparked several wildfires in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The largest, called the Center Ridge Fire, located between the Salmon and Snake Rivers, is 23 acres.>>
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Lightning from a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon sparked several wildfires in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. The largest, called the Center Ridge Fire, located between the Salmon and Snake Rivers, is 23 acres.>>
  • Pine Leaf Fire burning near Laclede, Idaho 100 percent contained

    Pine Leaf Fire burning near Laclede, Idaho 100 percent contained

    Thursday, July 23 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-07-23 23:17:58 GMT
    Friday, July 24 2015 1:55 AM EDT2015-07-24 05:55:19 GMT
    LACLEDE, Idaho - Update: 10:40 p.m.: The Idaho Department of Lands says the Pine Leaf fire burning near Laclede, Idaho, is 100 percent contained on Thursday night. The fire burned a total of 13 acres. Fire crews will remain on scene overnight.>>
    LACLEDE, Idaho - Update: 10:40 p.m.: The Idaho Department of Lands says the Pine Leaf fire burning near Laclede, Idaho, is 100 percent contained on Thursday night. The fire burned a total of 13 acres. Fire crews will remain on scene overnight.>>
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