Idaho wildfires http://www.kplu.org en Forest Service gives different picture of young Idaho firefighter's death http://www.kplu.org/post/forest-service-gives-different-picture-young-idaho-firefighters-death <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021513JR_DeathReport_webnointo.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The U.S. Forest Service says the death of a 20-year-old firefighter in Idaho last summer was a “chance” occurrence. The new report is in sharp contrast to the findings of federal workplace safety investigators.<p>The newly released report determines fire managers did not violate any safety protocols at the fire where Anne Veseth died. She was killed when a 150-foot fire-damaged cedar came crashing down last August. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:06:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7820 at http://www.kplu.org Forest Service gives different picture of young Idaho firefighter's death Inspectors finds unsafe conditions led to firefighter's death http://www.kplu.org/post/inspectors-finds-unsafe-conditions-led-firefighters-death <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wildland firefighting has always been dangerous but new standards in the last few decades have made fatalities rare. So it was news when a 20-year-old </span>wildland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> firefighter was killed six months ago in northwest Idaho. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now several government investigations into the death of Anne </span>Veseth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are coming out. Correspondent Jessica Robinson obtained the first one. It finds </span>Veseth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> died under hazardous conditions that could have been avoided.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:42:33 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7784 at http://www.kplu.org Inspectors finds unsafe conditions led to firefighter's death Wildfires in Washington, Idaho continue challenging crews http://www.kplu.org/post/wildfires-washington-idaho-continue-challenging-crews <p>High winds are challenging crews battling the Taylor Bridge fire in central Washington; and crews fighting the Trinity Ridge fire in Idaho are in a standoff with that fire, waiting for it to reach lower ground.</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:44:02 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Anna King 6050 at http://www.kplu.org Wildfires in Washington, Idaho continue challenging crews