Black Knoll Fire near St. Anthony grows to 150 acres as firefighters work to contain it

Courtesy Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center ST. ANTHONY – The Black Knoll Fire burning 10 miles southwest of Ashton is now mapped at 150 acres. Edith Raya with the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center tells EastIdahoNews.com the blaze is moving north toward the St. Anthony sand dunes. The fire started a little before 5 p.m. … Read more

Idaho cities prepare for drought conditions to worsen

Boise is feeling the effects of the dryness. Most of Ada County is considered abnormally dry while the rest of the state is in a moderate drought. BOISE, Idaho — Drought conditions in Idaho continue to worsen as the weather warms. While conditions are worsening in other parts of Idaho, the city of Boise is … Read more

9 children, 3 adult killed in fiery Alabama crash caused by storm

Video courtesy CNN ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a fiery multi-vehicle crash about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Montgomery on … Read more

One-third of Idaho is in severe drought: What it means and why that matters

Low water in many parts of the state has a number of impacts, including farm production, wildfire danger, and possibly your power bill. BOISE, Idaho — It’s abnormally dry all over Idaho in these final days of spring, but the impact of below-normal snow and rain, followed by early snowpack melt, is making the situation … Read more

Evacuation orders in effect due to 400-acre wildfire near American Falls

400-acre fire burning about three miles west of American Falls Monday afternoon. | Courtesy Chase Williams AMERICAN FALLS – Multiple agencies are battling a wildfire near Amerian Falls. Chris Berger, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, tells EastIdahoNews.com firefighters are working to contain the 400-acre fire, which began around 3:30 Monday afternoon … Read more

Downburst or microburst? Windstorm hits Sand Hollow

Storms swept through the Treasure Valley Thursday night knocking down trees and other debris. SAND HOLLOW, Idaho — Idahoans north of Caldwell likely spent their Friday morning sweeping debris off their driveway. After days of dry heat, storms swept through the Treasure Valley. Linda Riecke has lived in Sand Hollow for 23 years, but she’s … Read more

Preparing for the heat: How to keep yourself hydrated, protect your skin from the sun

Experts recommend a combination of shade, sunscreen, and water to stay safe during the hot summer months. BOISE, Idaho — Historically high heat is making its way through the Treasure Valley this week, with temperatures reaching the triple digits as early as Thursday. While the early summer weather can be exciting, it can also be … Read more

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