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Fire resources on alert

     Extremely dry conditions of forest fuels combined with continued higher than normal temperatures have local fire officials keeping a close eye on lands managed by the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Fire danger for the Forests is extreme.

     According to Forest Fire Staff Officer Bob Lippincott, no new fire starts were reported from the lightning storm that came through central Idaho Monday.  “However, with the extreme hot temperatures, we could see lightning holdovers that may show up over the next several days,” Lippincott noted.  “For example, the Blue Fire that burned 250 acres near Dixie was discovered on June 27 and is believed to be a holdover from a lightning storm a week before.”

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Need a breather - This poor baby is looking for some cooler air. Photo by Jo Ann Suor of Stites


It’s hot in here - Baby swallows try to cool off in 107 degree heat. Photo by Janine Moran of Kooskia


More is good - A mama swallow sits on a railing with a baby swallow peaking out and looking for more food. Photo by Susanne Smith of Clearwater


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