VIOLA -- Davis Road resident Jim Edmonds watched smoke from a fire in the distance and described the field that erupted in flame in front of him earlier in the day.
Flannigan Creek Archive Stories
Stories pulled from the Daily News archives from the time for the Flannigan Creek Fire in 2003
Two wildfires and continued extreme temperatures in Latah County have led the Idaho Department of Lands to implement burning restrictions. IDL Director Winston Wiggens said the Stage II restriction limits
Amy Ellis sat in the bed of a truck with her dog and cat and watched the smoke rise out of the trees 100 yards from her Moscow Mountain home.
VIOLA -- Just off Flannigan Creek Road, horses graze inside fenced pastures. Deer run across the road, disappearing into tall brush. And the acrid stench of smoke hangs in the air,
Weekend rains helped put an early end to fires that burned last week at the edges of Moscow Mountain. Nolan Noren, area supervisor for the Department of Lands Ponderosa
Fire is on the minds of most residents who live on the Palouse. Three fires in three days last week left little doubt that the area is tinder dry and needs
For Brett Bennett, last week's 190-acre fire at the north edge of Moscow Mountain was a story of what might have been. None of Bennett Lumber Products' timber burned in the
When fires blazed at the base of Moscow Mountain last week, Moscow Fire Chief Don Strong had no problems rallying people to fight the flames. The problem was communicating with
Janiece Atkins says she was lucky back in 1996 when floodwater washed through Bovill. Her home on a hill was safe from the water, which meant she and her animals
The people responsible for several suspicious July and August fires in Latah County remain unknown. Local investigators say it is possible they will never catch those responsible. Latah County's fire
When wildfires break out in Latah County, rural firefighters aren't the only ones to respond. Bennett Lumber Products Inc. in Princeton has a fleet of tankers and its own fire
VIOLA -- After Susan Mahoney made sure her son and pets were out of their home, there wasn't much to do but watch it burn. Her Moscow Mountain home was
Not even the wildland fire that destroyed their home and property could frighten Ron and Susan Mahoney from their rural lifestyle. "All of the reasons we moved here haven't changed,"
Palouse Fire Chief Mike Bagott said he uknows that when people see heavy rains, they assume the spring moisture will keep summer fire danger low. But from a wildfire standpoint,
Dean Panttaja was forced to finish his retirement home faster than planned after a fire in 2003 ripped through the manufactured home he and his family were living in while the