Firefighter on hike found; 2nd hiker dies in fall

This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's office shows Devin Paez, a firefighter from Austin Texas. Searchers are looking for a Paez, who split from his hiking group Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Ore. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers say a Texas firefighter who went missing after splitting off from his friends during a hike in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland has been found and is doing fine.

20 years of connecting through and beyond grief

In this Aug. 17, 2016 photo, Kelsey Parke, center, paint's Kellie Thompson's nails at Tamarack Grief Resource Center's "A Camp to Remember" along the shores of Flathead Lake near Rollins, Mont. Greg Lindstrom/Flathead Beacon via AP)

ROLLINS, Mont. (AP) — They gathered in a circle near the shores of Flathead Lake, all energy, buzzing with clear-eyed, gangly-limbed potential that kids all seem to share, regardless of where they come from.

Nobody here can recall a fire like Henry’s Creek

Flames from the Henry’s Creek Fire burn east of Bull Fork Creek on Wednesday afternoon. As of Friday, the fire had burned more than 50,000 acres. Taylor Carpenter / tcarpenter@postregister.com

Officials and longtime residents of the rural region east of Idaho Falls agree — the Henry’s Creek Fire is the largest and most damaging fire they can recall. And the fire may continue to rapidly expand in the coming days, as temperatures rise and winds pick upagain. Officials estimate it won’t be fully contained until Sept. 5.

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