Wildfire activity

Wildfire activity has increased across the Northwest in September.

BOISE — Federal officials have elevated the wildfire preparedness level as several large fires continue to grow and more people and equipment are needed.

The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group increased the wildfire preparedness level from 3 to 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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I cover agricultural, environmental and rural issues in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. I can be reached at 208-914-8264 mobile or bcarlson@capitalpress.com.

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