Tag Archives: Idaho

Environmentalists Move Toward Lawsuit Over Fuel Break Plan

Fuels breaks are planned in six states     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 ...

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Snake River Hotshots 2020

A look back at the wildfire season     Video highlights from the 2020 fire season Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center The Snake River Hotshots are a Type I Interagency Hotshot Crew dedicated to wildland fire suppression. The crew is ...

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Plan Released to Reduce Massive Wildfires in U.S. West

Plan has a focus on sage grouse habitat     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West ...

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Health Issues as Wildfire Smoke Hits Millions in U.S.

Spike in emergency room visits     By MATTHEW BROWN and CAMILLE FASSETT The Associated Press SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed ...

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USFA: Colorado On-Duty Death

Pilot killed in crash while fighting Idaho wildfire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Pilot Ricky Fulton, 58, of Aero S.E.A.T. Incorporated on September 22, 2020. On September 22, ...

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Tanker Pilot Dies in Crash While Fighting Idaho Wildfire

Schill Fire burning near Emmett, Idaho     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening. The Bureau of Land Management ...

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Quick Responses, Luck Help Idaho Avoid a Bad Wildfire Season

Governor praises quick attack plan     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state appears to have avoided a tough wildfire season so far with a combination of quick responses by state and federal firefighters and ...

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USFA: Idaho On-Duty Death

Heart attack claims airbase manager, wildland firefighter     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Salmon Airbase Manager/Wildland Firefighter Eric R. Ellis, 45, of the Salmon Air Base, Salmon-Challis National Forest ...

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Wildland Firefighter in Idaho Test Positive for Coronavirus

Firefighter and others isolated and returned home     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wildland firefighter who was working with about 270 other people on a small fire in Idaho has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. The Idaho ...

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Idaho Forest Project Put on Hold Again

Another halt for the Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant Idaho forest project favored by some environmental groups but decried by others is on hold again following ...

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