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A prescribed burn in Idaho shows why good fire requires good neighbors

 A U.S. Forest Service truck drives along a dirt road in the Albion Mountains in southern Idaho.
Madelyn Beck
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Mountain West News Bureau
A U.S. Forest Service truck drives along a dirt road in the Albion Mountains in southern Idaho.

Wildfire season is winding down across much of the Mountain West as cold weather moves in. But it’s the perfect time to set controlled, or prescribed, fires to burn unwanted dead trees and underbrush that fuel larger wildfires.

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Madelyn Beck is Boise State Public Radio's regional reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau. She's from Montana but has reported everywhere from North Dakota to Alaska to Washington, D.C. Her last few positions included covering energy resources in Wyoming and reporting on agriculture/rural life issues in Illinois.