Yellow Pine is a very deep backcountry town. I visited it for the first time in June 2006. A month later it was beseiged by forest fires on all sides. This year is may be worse, and invoking a rarely used authority, Idaho’s Governor Butch Otter has ordered people to leave.
Story. Governor orders Yellow Pine evacuation. By Heath Druzin. Idaho Statesman.
Yellow Pine on Google Earth. The photos on Google Earth are quite new and you can readily see the burns from last year.