The Ottumwa Courier


Western Wildfires

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, members of the media wa;l through part of the 104,457 acres Beaver Creek Fire in the Baker Creek area north of Ketchum, Idaho. With its mountain backdrop, Sun Valley is normally a playground for the rich, the famous, for super-fit pursuers of outdoor sports or the Big Wood River's feisty brook trout. To many, it's heaven. But the fire known as "the Beast" has raised hell with the sun-basking, fun-loving lifestyle. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

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