Firefighters watch as the Elk Complex fire burns in Pine, ID on Monday afternoon August 12th, 2013.
Firefighters watch as the Elk Complex fire burns in Pine, ID on Monday afternoon August 12th, 2013. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com
Firefighters watch as the Elk Complex fire burns in Pine, ID on Monday afternoon August 12th, 2013. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."