14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Aftermath of a Forest Fire

The Pioneer Fire in the Boise National Forest started July 18, 2016 eight miles North of Idaho City. It spread North, Northeast and Northwest creating a horseshoe of fire around Lowman, Idaho. By September 3, the fire had grown to over 180,000 acres (281 square miles) moving Northerly burning and charring the beautiful forested mountains. In the path of wind driven blazes blistered earth remains.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Lowman, Idaho, United States of America
Copyright: © Nancy Armstrong