Wild Fire

Rattlesnake fire

What happens when the extreme becomes the norm, when something you thought you understood is now literally off the charts?

That's the question fire officials were asking themselves on August 20, 2007, as all conditions pointed to another monstrous fire season, similar to that of 1910.

As it was, the fires of 2007 scorched almost two million acres in Idaho alone, continuing the trend of bigger, hotter wildfires in the West.

This web site, including extended interviews with 11 fire experts and participants, and our half-hour Outdoor Idaho program, "Wild Fire," explore the changing face of wildfire in the West.

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