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The Big Burn: Idaho and Montana, August 1910

The Big Burn: Idaho and Montana, August 1910

The Big Burn: Idaho and Montana, August 1910

The Big Burn: Idaho and Montana, August 1910

A rainless summer, bizarre winds and sudden lightning merged hundreds of fires into a great inferno, leaving firefighters to fend off the Big Blowup with buckets of water and their bare hands.

The Great Burn of 1910 scorched 3 million acres of Montana and Idaho and killed 85 people

The Big Burn: Idaho and Montana, August 1910

The Great Burn of 1910 scorched 3 million acres of Montana and Idaho and killed 85 people

August 20 - The Great Fire of 1910, a wildfire that consumed about 3 million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana—an area about the size of Connecticut—claimed the lives of 78 firefighters over two days. It is believed to be the largest, although not deadliest, fire in U.S. history.

August 20 - The Great Fire of 1910, a wildfire that consumed about 3 million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana—an area about the size of Connecticut—claimed the lives of 78 firefighters over two days. It is believed to be the largest, although not deadliest, fire in U.S. history.

Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

Ed Pulaski, brave Forest Service employee, outside the mineshaft that saved him and his men during the Big Burn of August 1910.

Ed Pulaski, brave Forest Service employee, outside the mineshaft that saved him and his men during the Big Burn of August 1910.

Idaho Crown Fire. What a shot! You can really appreciate all the hard work in trying to  put a fire like this out..........sooo massive!!

Idaho Crown Fire. What a shot! You can really appreciate all the hard work in trying to put a fire like this out..........sooo massive!!

Protecting Owyhee & Other Nearby Rivers a Main Focal Point of Idaho's Newly-Published Management Plan

Protecting Owyhee & Other Nearby Rivers a Main Focal Point of Idaho's Newly-Published Management Plan

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