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Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune Rabbi Benny Zippel removes one of two Torah scrolls for safekeeping after smelling smoke and calling the fire department to the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah Jewish center at 1760 South 1100 East in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Several children from the daycare were safely removed while the cause of the smoke is under investigation.
Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune
Rabbi Benny Zippel removes one of two Torah scrolls for safekeeping after smelling smoke and calling the fire department to the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah Jewish center at 1760 South 1100 East in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Several children from the daycare were safely removed while the cause of the smoke is under investigation.

Last Week Covering Four Fires in Two States

Last week I spent six days covering fires in both Utah and Idaho for Reuters.

More pics in a gallery and a blog I wrote about covering the fires can be found here.

Any feedback is welcome.

 

Flames work down a ridge at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey August 16, 2013. The lightning started fire has consumed more than 64,000 acres and was very active prompting the evacuation of several communities along the highway 75 corridor. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
Flames work down a ridge at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey August 16, 2013. The lightning started fire has consumed more than 64,000 acres and was very active prompting the evacuation of several communities along the highway 75 corridor. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
A helicopter tanker drops fire retardant near a home at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Ketchum, Idaho August 18, 2013. A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of  2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
A helicopter tanker drops fire retardant near a home at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Ketchum, Idaho August 18, 2013. A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
Fire crews attending a planning meeting at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 16, 2013. The lightning started fire has consumed more than 64,000 acres and was very active prompting the evacuation of several communities along the highway 75 corridor. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
Fire crews attending a planning meeting at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 16, 2013. The lightning started fire has consumed more than 64,000 acres and was very active prompting the evacuation of several communities along the highway 75 corridor. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
Firefighter Henry Munoz sprays down a hotspot at the Elk Complex wildfire outside Boise, Idaho August 15, 2013. Together with the Elk, Pony, Beaver Creek and McCan wildfires over 300,000 acres have burned between Boise and Hailey ,Idaho. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
Firefighter Henry Munoz sprays down a hotspot at the Elk Complex wildfire outside Boise, Idaho August 15, 2013. Together with the Elk, Pony, Beaver Creek and McCan wildfires over 300,000 acres have burned between Boise and Hailey ,Idaho. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
People look at a map of the fire as flames leap at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 18, 2013. A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of  2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
People look at a map of the fire as flames leap at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 18, 2013. A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
A helicopter air tanker flies over the Golden Eagle subdivision at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 17, 2013. The lightning started fire has consumed more than 92,000 acres prompting the evacuation of several communities along the highway 75 corridor. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
A helicopter air tanker flies over the Golden Eagle subdivision at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 17, 2013. The lightning started fire has consumed more than 92,000 acres prompting the evacuation of several communities along the highway 75 corridor. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
A helicopter air tanker dumps water as the sun sets at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 17, 2013. A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort.. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)
A helicopter air tanker dumps water as the sun sets at the Beaver Creek wildfire outside Hailey, Idaho August 17, 2013. A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort.. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES)

 

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