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Idaho company spotting fires from the air  (access required)

An Idaho company using technology to detect the start and growth of wildfires has been having a busy year. As of July 31, Owyhee Air Research (OAR) has flown 267 missions, covering 178,316 acres and 56 individual fires and complexes. “Last year, we flew two aircrafts essentially full time,” said Michael Intschert, OAR president. If the company had had a third aircraft, it probably would have been flying essentially full time ...

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