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Rafters evacuated off main Salmon River as wildfires advance

Rafting whitewater rapids on the main Salmon River in Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness. (Rich Landers)
Rafting whitewater rapids on the main Salmon River in Idaho's River of No Return Wilderness. (Rich Landers)

WILDFIRES -- The lower portion of one of Idaho's signature wilderness river rafting areas has been engulfed in smoke and danger from a fire that's blown up today on the Lower Salmon River upstream from Riggins.

Rafting groups are being evacuated, as S-R reporter Betsy Russell is detailing here with ongoing coverage.

See an animated satellite map and look at the middle left portion of Idaho for graphic images of how the fire has blown up today in dry, windy conditions.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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