"Multiple Large Fires In Western Idaho And Southeast Washington"

"The lightning that came through Washington, Idaho, and Montana Tuesday and Wednesday started many wildfires, in large part due to the dry fuels and the fact that little or no rain accompanied the lightning.

On July 7, 106 new fires were discovered in the Northern Rockies Geographic Area which includes Northern Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota.

The area where three states converge, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, has seen a lot of wildfire activity over the last two days. Some of the blazes started yesterday, July 7, and may be related to the dry lightning, but the causes for all fires have not been determined."

Bill Gabbert reports for Wildfire Today July 8, 2021.


"Bootleg and Jack Fires Grow In Southern Oregon’s Hot, Dry Conditions" (AP/Portland Oregonian)

"A Wildfire Has Destroyed 90% Of This Town. Indigenous Communities Have Been Hit The Hardest" (CNN)

"Wildfire Near Dixie Grows To 11,000 Acres, Lightning Strikes Start New Fires In Area" (KTVB)

"Another Heat Wave Is Set To Scorch The Southwest Again This Weekend, Elevating Wildfire Concerns" (CNN)

Source: Wildfire Today, 07/09/2021