Despite rain, wildfire threat continues
News Sporadic showers and cool temperatures Monday continued to aid crews battling wildfires across the region, but officials cautioned that fire season could linger into October. Much of the forest remains tinder-dry, with conditions conducive for rapid fire spread, said Shoshana Cooper, acting public affairs officer for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. “In order to get a season-ending event, we’d need 2 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, and continued precipitation,” she said.
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