Letters from the West

June 24, 2014

Five retired firefighters ask and answer the hardest questions about safety

Five retired federal firefighters issue a report that shows burn overs happen under extreme fire and weather conditions when lives and homes aren't at risk.

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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."