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Report: Ranchers threatened firemen

The Forest Service is investigating a report by a firefighter that he and others fighting the Tepee Springs Fire near Riggins were harassed and threatened with guns by landowners, reports Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman. The unidentified firefighter said the landowners were unhappy with the strategies firefighters were using; Barker’s full story is online here. The incidents were reported between Sept. 2 and 6, when the fire behavior was still extreme/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Anyone doubt that we're headed for another Ruby Ridge?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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