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.