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Remembering 'The Big Burn' that Scorched the West

August 19, 2015

Thursday is the 105th anniversary of what's been dubbed "The Big Burn," a devastating wildfire that burned three million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana, killing 80 people and changing the entire U.S. approach to forest fires.

With fires again raging across the west, Idaho Public Broadcasting has shared this video about the 1910 conflagration, originally aired on the program Outdoor Idaho.

Watch the video above for more information.

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The town of Wallace, Idaho, was destroyed by the Big Burn of 1910.