PUBLIC LANDS – Wildfires scattered throughout the northwest are affecting access to niches of national forests and other lands the public normally has access to for hunting, fishing, camping, berry picking and other late-summer pursuits.
Glacier and Yellowstone Parks have had to close sections of road briefly because of fires.
Near Priest Lake, the road to Lookout Mountain was closed for a couple of days recently and reopened as State Lands crews fought a small fire.
Huge areas of central and southern Idaho are closed by major forest fires as sportsmen plan their early-season hunts.
Most fires and restrictions can be tracked online at www.InciWeb.com.
Otherwise, call local ranger district offices for updates.