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Firefighters using a jet boat to reach fires along the Salmon River. (USFS Photo)

Evacuation Ordered Along the Salmon River

From the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho, here's the evacuation information, as of Friday morning, August 24.

Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman issued evacuation orders for Spring Creek and Indian Creek residents the evening of August 23, 2012...

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Smoke from some of the West Fork Fires on the Bitterroot National Forest. (USFS Photo)

Forest Fires Continue to Fill Valleys With Smoke- August 22

Our afternoon fire report for Wednesday.

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The Ditch and Goat Fires a few days ago, before they merged. (Tim Schaeffer Photo)

Other Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Fires Grow – Monday Afternoon

There are quite a few fires burning in the Selway.

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The Queen Fire in Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness last week. (Kevin Barger Photo)

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)

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...

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Palominas and Rio Tico trucks at Casino Creek, Idaho. (USFS Photo)

Forest Fire Update – August 18

Crews expecting more hot weather.

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Smoke from the area of the Mustang Complex. (Sandy Nelson Photo)

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)

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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Forest fire smoke in the Bitterroot Valley. (KLYQ Photo)

Bitterroot National Forest Imposes Restrictions – More Fires

Air quality has been dropping in the Bitterroot.

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Looking north up the ridge from Sleeping Child Road. (KLYQ Photo)

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...

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