Fires

Fires

Headed outdoors this weekend? Think twice before you start a campfire.

Fire bans begin in Idaho on Friday, the U.S. Forest Service said. Ada, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Elmore, Boise, Valley and Washington Counties fall under the ban on fires, including campfires in some areas.

Local

York Fire threatens several homes on Kuna Mora Road

Firefighters work to control the York Fire in South Boise Thursday, June 29, 2017 north of Kuna Mora Road between Pleasant Valley and Cole Roads. The blaze charred over 50 acres and was threatening several homes in the area. The cause of the fire was stil

Fires

Secretaries Zinke and Perdue visit Idaho

Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signs a document pledging federal and state cooperation on wildfires with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left. The two secretaries were in Idaho with Gov. Butch Otter, right, and a group of Hot Shot firefighters behind them Friday, June 2, 2017 at National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.

Fires

Fly over the aftermath of the 2016 Pioneer Fire

Boise County Emergency Management Coordinator John Roberts gets an aerial perspective of the damage caused by the 188,000-acre Pioneer Fire last year northeast of Boise. The Idaho Conservation League helped facilitate the flyover with EcoFlight pilot Bruce Gordon May 26, 2017.

Fires

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab

The U.S. Forest Service took people on a tour to show what it's doing on the land after the 200,000 acre Pioneer Fire burned through the Boise National Forest.(Rocky Barker)

Videos

Fast-moving brush fire chars over 100 acres on Kuna Butte

Firefighters create a fire line and use an air attack to contain a brush fire southwest of Kuna Thursday, July 13, 2107. The Murphy Lane Fire threatened several homes in the area while BLM crews bulldozed a fire line. Helicopters, small planes and a tanke
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Fast-moving brush fire chars over 100 acres on Kuna Butte 1:03

Fast-moving brush fire chars over 100 acres on Kuna Butte

Watch the release of the world's smallest rabbit in southeast Oregon 0:12

Watch the release of the world's smallest rabbit in southeast Oregon

'It was scary.' Bruneau residents dodge wildfire 2:15

'It was scary.' Bruneau residents dodge wildfire

York Fire threatens several homes on Kuna Mora Road 1:12

York Fire threatens several homes on Kuna Mora Road