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Authorities have released plans to stop devastating wildfires in southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada with one option creating 1,500 miles of fuel breaks up to 400 feet wide along existing roads, the AP reports. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a draft environmental impact statement for the Tri-State Fuel Breaks Project...

Employees returned to work Thursday at a sprawling nuclear research site in southwestern Idaho after a wildfire forced two days of evacuations, the AP reports. "The fire is anticipated to be 100% contained today," said Idaho National Laboratory spokesman Mike Johnson. The nuclear research complex...

The largest wildfire at the nation's primary nuclear research facility in recent history had been burning close to buildings containing nuclear fuel and other radioactive material but a change in wind direction Wednesday was pushing the flames into open range at the sprawling site in Idaho, the AP reports. Before the wind shifted, the Idaho blaze got close to several lab facilities, including one where high-level radioactive...

BOISE — Fire managers want to urge forest visitors to completely extinguish campfires before they pack up and leave the woods. With higher tem…