Moose Fire

The Moose Fire began last Sunday and had spread to 23,620 acres as of Thursday night.

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Two pilots have died in a helicopter crash while fighting the Moose fire near Salmon.

One of the pilots was identified by the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office as 41-year-old Thomas Hayes of Post Falls. The second pilot, 36-year-old Jared Bird, was from Anchorage, Alaska. The crash occurred around 5 p.m. Thursday near the Salmon River.