Rockies Today, July 24
Mountain West News
July 24, 2013 at 10:55AM
Top news links, courtesy of Mountain West News. U.S. policy on fighting wildfires moving into new territoryThe Western United States is paying a price for a half-century of wildfire suppression, and at the nexus of larger wildfires and the building push in the wildland-urban interface, is the dawning realization that not all homes in those wooded areas can be saved, much like all homes built in coastal regions can be saved from hurricanes or homes in the floodplains be saved from floods.Christian Science Monitor; July 23
Wyoming wildfire burns across 1,700 acres in 36 hoursThe Fairfield Fire near Lander, which was first reported on Monday morning was 1,700 acres in size by Tuesday evening with zero containment, is Wyoming first large wildfire of the season.Casper Star-Tribune; July 24
Idaho wildfire threatens fish hatcheryThe 210 Road Fire has burned 300 acres since igniting on Monday, when the Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of campgrounds around Redfish Lake, a nearby subdivision, and the historic Redfish Lake Lodge.