Fires

Fires

Man admits to setting off fireworks linked to June’s destructive Table Rock Fire

Taylor Kemp, who had earlier denied lighting fireworks, said he lit off a Roman candle that night.

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)

Fires

Pioneer Fire bill rises as fire-cost reform stalls in Congress

The Pioneer Fire is on a path to exceed $100 million in firefighting costs in a year when overall firefighting costs are down. Some observers think the Forest Service needs to change the incentives to make cost reductions possible, but public sentiment backs spending more for firefighting than other agency programs.

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Why, asks Boise's fire chief, can we buy illegal fireworks when we can't use them?

After 2,500 acres burned near Boise last summer, due to use of illegal fireworks, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan wants to ban the sale of illegal fireworks in Idaho.
Ruth Brown rbrown@idahostatesman.com
Why, asks Boise's fire chief, can we buy illegal fireworks when we can't use them? 1:19

Why, asks Boise's fire chief, can we buy illegal fireworks when we can't use them?

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab 2:06

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab

Climate change doubles wildfires 0:59

Climate change doubles wildfires

A botanist visits Table Rock after its June 2016 fire 3:11

A botanist visits Table Rock after its June 2016 fire