Larry Cromwell, Lowman resident, remembers the Lowman Complex conflagration 1989. "It was a lot scarier than this one," he says comparing it to today's Pioneer Fire, "but that isn't to say this one wasn't scary." Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Larry Cromwell, Lowman resident, remembers the Lowman Complex conflagration 1989. "It was a lot scarier than this one," he says comparing it to today's Pioneer Fire, "but that isn't to say this one wasn't scary." Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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