This time-lapse video from the National Weather Service shows the smoke plumes from the Pioneer and Rail fires in Idaho and Oregon as they blew over Boise. Provided by the National Weather Service
This time-lapse video from the National Weather Service shows the smoke plumes from the Pioneer and Rail fires in Idaho and Oregon as they blew over Boise. Provided by the National Weather Service
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Smoke is only going to get worse as the climate gets warmer

August 25, 2016 11:35 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."