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Bitterroot National Forest

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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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Looking north up the ridge from Sleeping Child Road. (KLYQ Photo)
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Sleeping Child Fire – A Close Call

As in any recently burned area, you can smell the ashes.

The Sleeping Child Fire burned grass, brush and trees when lightning started it Wednesday evening. The fire began at the mouth of the canyon and spread quickly along the ridge, toward houses on either side

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The fire at Sleeping Child Creek south of Hamilton burned over 200 acres Wednesday. (KLYQ Photo)
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Thunderstorms Create Havoc in Bitterroot Valley

A lightning strike caused a grass and forest fire south of Hamilton on the ridge between Sleeping Child and Skalkaho drainages Wednesday evening. The fire has been contained at about 240 acres and no homes were burned

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