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Summer fire cost to Idaho: $60M

The Idaho Department of Lands reports more than 300 fires on state lands burned 75,000 acres this summer.  Suppression costs are estimated at close to $80 million.  According to the department, Idaho taxpayers will pay $60 million of those costs. Nearly half of the fires on state land were human-caused. The Clearwater Complex fires destroyed 48 homes and 70 other buildings near Kamiah in August.  Those fires cost more than $25 million to suppress and burned more than 68,000 acres/NPG of Idaho. More here.



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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