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Old 08-18-2013, 08:33 PM
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There are currently 5 fires burning in Yellowstone National Park
The Beaver Creek fire has caused 2,300 homes to be evacuated near Ketchum and Sun Valley Idaho. The nation's 2 huge DC10s are on this fire dropping retardant. There are 90 fire engines on the scene protecting homes.
If you are coming this way on vacation, or for a fishing trip, check fire updates. Lightning is still causing a great number of new fires.
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I am heading to Yellowstone/grand tetons in about 10 days. I hear there are a few in the tetons region as well near moose and Jackson. Not a "big" deal to change plans bit we have a few others coming on the trip. I guess if it comes down to it we could stick to the North east?west side of Yellowstone and Montana. Looks like fishing Idaho wont happen though. I hope it will get under control without any injuies etc.
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10 days is a long time. The fire situation will be completely different then. What's burning now will be out by then, although something new may have sprung up.
I doubt you will have to change your plans.
I know this part of the country is a destination for fly fishermen from all over the country, so I'll post some updates for a while if that would be useful to some of you guys.
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The fire on the Utah/Idaho board is going 'bonkers,' last number I saw was 144 square miles had gone up in smoke. Most of the smoke (normal wind direction) was taking this into SW Montana.

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Fire in wilderness are one thing. The big one's like Beaver Creek are scary. Scary I should add for all those firefighters on the lines. There are probably "bigger" fires burning but that one will take precedence now because of the multi-million dollar mansions built up in the woods owned by the likes of Arnie Schwartzanger, Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks...you name the celeb and they probably have a home there. I guess if that's what it take to put some of these insane fire issues into the national news so be it.

How is the Boise area fires? That sounded pretty bad.
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We have so many fires burning here in Idaho that it's hard to know just which one you're referring to with "Boise area". The ones in the immediate area of Boise [see HERE] are for the most part contained, but the big ones, i.e. SODA, CLEARWATER COMPLEX, WOOD RAT, plus are all listed as "Active". See HERE for a more complete listing and information.

It's bad.

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Allen: I haven't been keeping up with the Idaho fires, but from the smoke we have here in western Wyoming I can tell it must be pretty bad. When we woke up this morning before the breeze came up it looked like we were in a third world country, pretty bizarre looking horizon.
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Larry, our air quality has been in the "Unhealthy" stage for three days and we're looking at another three days before any relief. I'm so reluctant to complain about this given the severity of the fires and the loss of life so far. Not to mention the primary residences loss.

Here's ANOTHER LINK to see the overall number of fires over here.

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We have so many fires burning here in Idaho that it's hard to know just which one you're referring to with "Boise area". The ones in the immediate area of Boise [see HERE] are for the most part contained, but the big ones, i.e. SODA, CLEARWATER COMPLEX, WOOD RAT, plus are all listed as "Active". See HERE for a more complete listing and information.

It's bad.

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Allen, my post was from 2013! But fire season is fire season isn't it, doesn't really matter the year any more.

The Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys have been chocked with very bad smoke for a few days. Today hasn't been as bad as the past couple.
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Allen, my post was from 2013! But fire season is fire season isn't it, doesn't really matter the year any more.

The Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys have been chocked with very bad smoke for a few days. Today hasn't been as bad as the past couple.
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