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The Queen Fire in Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness last week. (Kevin Barger Photo)
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Bitterroot Smoke Lingers On – August 20

The smoke has reached "Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons" at times in the Bitterroot Valley, which means those with asthma and other breathing or heart conditions should avoid extended strenuous activities

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The Mustang Fire at the edge of the Salmon River. (USFS Photo)
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Sunday Smoke – Fire Update August 19

Sunday morning dawned hot and smoky in the Bitterroot Valley.

Smoke settled along the Bitterroot Mountains and Sapphire Mountains as Idaho forest fires increased their size Saturday. The Bitterroot National Forest is at Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, but there are no new fires to report this morning

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Palominas and Rio Tico trucks at Casino Creek, Idaho. (USFS Photo)
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Forest Fire Update – August 18

Crews expecting more hot weather.

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Smoke on the Salmon River. (USFS Photo)
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Forest Fires Keep Smokin’ – August 17 Update

Reports on the Idaho fires.

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Smoke from the area of the Mustang Complex. (Sandy Nelson Photo)
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Valley Smoke Returns – August 16

A couple of days without smoke, and now it's back.

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The Cedar 7 Fire moved east in the afternoon August 14. (USFS Photo)
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Fires and Smoke – Wednesday August 15 Update

Smoke last evening in the Bitterroot Valley mainly came from the Cedar 7 Fire, burning in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

The fire was about a thousand acres Tuesday morning, but was pushed to the east in the afternoon heat and wind

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The Mustang Fire Complex at night at Colson Creek. (Barbara & Rodger Photo)
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Forest Service Conducts Successful Burnout on Salmon River

Mustang Fire Complex is growing rapidly.

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No one around and smoldering embers. Danger! (Image by KLYQ)
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Bitterroot Fire Started By Abandoned Campfire

3-acre fire caused by campfire.

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Forest fire smoke in the Bitterroot Valley. (KLYQ Photo)
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Bitterroot National Forest Imposes Restrictions – More Fires

Air quality has been dropping in the Bitterroot.

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Forest Service Firefighter Anne Veseth. (Photo courtesy of Veseth family)
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Firefighter Killed In Idaho Forest Fire

The US Forest Service has identified a firefighter killed in an Idaho wildfire Sunday as Anne Veseth, age 20, a seasonal firefighter for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.

Veseth, as native of Moscow, Idaho and a sophomore at Lewis and Clark State College In Lewiston, was apparently struck by a falling tree or debris

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