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Three structures have been destroyed and due to shifting winds, 10 structures are threatened Tuesday evening by the human-caused fire. The fire is burning on both sides of the Idaho 21 highway, which closed east and west of Lucky Peak Reservoir. As many as 150 local, state and federal firefighters, including eight smoke jumpers, battled the blaze Tuesday. Hot shot crews are on the way from Oregon and Nevada to help out.
Three structures have been destroyed and due to shifting winds, 10 structures are threatened Tuesday evening by the human-caused fire. The fire is burning on both sides of the Idaho 21 highway, which closed east and west of Lucky Peak Reservoir. As many as 150 local, state and federal firefighters, including eight smoke jumpers, battled the blaze Tuesday. Hot shot crews are on the way from Oregon and Nevada to help out.
Letters from the West

Letters from the West

Energy and environmental news from across the West

We might not like it but we are all learning to live with wildfire

July 20, 2016 12:00 PM

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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."