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Wildland Firefighting: High Wildfire Danger Prompts ID Residents to Get Prepared

08/16/2013
Multiple wildfires burning across southern Idaho, including the Elk and Pony Complex Fires and Beaver Creek Fire, highlight the continued threat to homes, property, businesses, parks, utilities and other community assets. To date, the fires have prompted several hundred residents to evacuate from communities in and around Elmore County, 40 miles southeast of Boise and according to fire officials, the fires have burned close to 300,000 acres and destroyed 38 homes and 43 outbuildings. Continuing high temperatures and dry conditions are predicted over the next several weeks and could contribute to the growing number of wildfires across the state. The National Multi-Agency Coordination Grou...

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