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Smoke Over Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho, USA – October 8th, 2012

46.4N 116.6W

October 8th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

USA – October 7th, 2012

Smoke hangs over the Nez Perce National Forest in central western Idaho, in the northwestern United States. The forest is bounded on the east by the state of Montana, on the north by the Palouse region, and on the south and west by the Clearwater National Forest. It has a total area of 2,224,091 acres (3,475.14 sq mi or 9,000.58 km2). Dry conditions in the northern and western USA are making it difficult to contain forestfires.

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