More fires have popped up in eastern Idaho.
On 27 August, four smoke jumpers put out a small fire near Pocatello, called the Bell Marsh Fire. Also on 27 August, the Lava Tube Fire, near Craters of the Moon National Monument, south of Arco, started and is still active, having burned 800 acres (323.7 hectares) so far.
On 25 August, the Radar Hill Fire burned 1,800 acres (728.4 hectares) in Clark County, north east of Dubois.
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The National Interagency Fire Center reports that Idaho and Montana are tied for number of active wildfires, at eight each.
California leads the country with number of acres burned; 495,544 (200,539.5 hectares). Idaho is second with 410,783 acres (166,237.9 hectares).
Idaho media reporting that a new Smokey the Bear has been found. A bear cub was rescued from the Mustang Complex Fire west of Salmon, Idaho. It’s been named Boo Boo. Click here to see pics.
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