Idaho wildfire update: 312,595 acres burning as of Friday

New fires dwindling with cooler weather.

Most of the 312,595 acres burned is due to the massive cheat grass fire in southern Idaho. The Long Butte Fire burned 306,000 acres since Saturday night.

Idaho wildfire update: 312,595 acres burning as of Friday.
Idaho Statesman

Update Aug. 29 (Sunday)Southern Idaho wildfires continue to grow
However, the fire danger from storms is decreasing, and the weather seems to be cooperating with fire crews.

Idaho Statesman.

2 Responses to “Idaho wildfire update: 312,595 acres burning as of Friday”

  1. Ralph Maughan Says:

    Idaho has had far more acreage burned this summer than other Western state.

    However, the big majority was range fire, often fueled by high wind in cheat grass.

  2. Ralph Maughan Says:

    I just posted an update on the Idaho fires.


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