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Idaho will give partial pay to last-minute firefighters

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Idaho says it will give partial payment to people who were hired by rural volunteer fire departments to help battle last summer's fire near Kamiah. Idaho says it will give partial payment to people who were hired by rural volunteer fire departments to help battle last summer's fire near Kamiah.
BURLEY, Idaho -

Idaho says it will give partial payment to people who were hired by rural volunteer fire departments to help battle last summer's fire near Kamiah.
    
The Lewiston Tribune reports that State Forester David Groeschl says the Department of Lands will pay people for work performed between on Aug. 10-17, when traditional firefighting resources were used up and blazes were still raging.
    
He says they will get 65 percent of the standard rates for things like digging fire line or running water trucks.
    
According to Groeschl, the rural fire chiefs approached the state to ask if their hires could be compensated. The state usually only pays contractors its signs agreements with before the start of fire season.
    
But the department made an exception in this case.
    
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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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