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Old 10-24-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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So I've been hearing about the fires that are eating up Cali right now and it's got me worried, does Idaho have wildfires? If so, where at?
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Boise
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At one point in August Idaho had more acres burning than the entire rest of the country combined. Idaho burns alot, but you aren't threatened unless you live in a mountain town, the town of Yellowknife had to be evacuated this year.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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Are there any specific areas of Idaho that have never burned?
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Are there any specific areas of Idaho that have never burned?
Idaho is a high desert region that is in a drought. If there's anything flammable it can burn from car exhaust, lawn mower spark, illegal camp fires or cigarettes being thrown out the window... almost forgot, the bottle rockets and mortars (fireworks) started a good number of them this summer and yes they are against the law, but clearly that doesn't stop some folks
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:53 PM
 
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Yikes, so the whole state of Idaho burns?
Would you say that Idaho or Utah is more flammable?
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Well, where in the world would not ever burn? Let's get real, Our wilderness fires were started by lightning. Then you get idiots who throw ciggies out a car window, or some dummy not building a campfire correctly or someone mowing their grass strikes a rock... But those are the chances that one takes. Ca has earthquakes, fires, winds. You name it. Utah had a horrible wild fire. AZ, NMexico, Texas had wildfires. There's tornadoes in the midwest, hurricanes in the southeast. You just find where you want to live, try and be safe and pray.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Yikes, so the whole state of Idaho burns?
Would you say that Idaho or Utah is more flammable?
Considering half of UT burnt this summer.....

You can get wildfires anywhere.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:52 AM
 
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Wildfires CAN happen anywhere and being that there are so many locations around the US that are experiencing prolonged drought conditions these days.....it will continue to be a fact of life. You just have to hope and pray that a wildfire doesn't get going in your area and have insurance.
I sympathize with Southern CA right now.......but those Santa Ana winds are very common throughout the Fall and Winter months....EVERY year.
The reality is......overpopulation and drought all over Southern Cal means soooo many people WILL be affected.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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I am also wondering, do you breathe smoke during the summers when wildfires are going on?
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I am also wondering, do you breathe smoke during the summers when wildfires are going on?
Yes, especially when you're in the valleys. However as Idaho is famous for winds they do usually clear out a little faster. What you hope for is the wind after the fire is contained
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